Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Incident: New Avian Flu Strain, China

Researchers have identified a new strain of the H5N1 bird flu virus in China. There is concern the new "Fujian-like virus" may be resistant to vaccines, cause greater outbreaks in poultry stocks, and be one more step toward a mutated strain that could easily be passed among humans.

1 Comments:

Blogger peter said...

the chinese have been chastised by the WHO for not being very forthcoming with data recently.

here's video from a great panel discussion on the avian flu:

http://www.scribemedia.org/2006/11/22/avian-flu/

this was from the encorium avian flu symposium in philadelphia.

peter

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