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Suspected human-to-human bird flu transmission in Vietnam (New Scientist)

This is an extremely important development, and should be topping news bulletins not buried in amongst the ‘In Briefs’. It is very, very worrying, especially bearing in mind that we’re due for a ‘flu pandemic. This is showing all the signs of being the beginning of this global crisis, and the fact that it’s now being transmitted human-to-human is a major step towards disaster.

This has me worried, and that doesn’t happen very often. Keep a very careful watch on this story.

This 243rd post was filed under: News and Comment.






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