We’re Not Prepared For China’s Deadly Bird Flu

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

In Asia, more than 120 people have been sickened, and 23 are dead, from a potent strain of bird flu that has the frightening markings of a potential pandemic strain.

We have grappled with deadly pockets of potent flu outbreaks before. But this one has characteristics that make it different.

There’s a greater risk that this strain could acquire the ability to spread more easily from person to person. If it does, it could have devastating consequences.

Source: Forbes (link opens in a new window)

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