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.


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:


this was from the encorium avian flu symposium in philadelphia.


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