Thursday, February 16, 2006

Bird Flu moves into EU and Africa

Science reports on the movement of bird flu into the EU and Africa.  Many worry that "Beset by disease, poverty, and a lack of infrastructure, Africa is ill-equipped to deal with H5N1."   AVIAN INFLUENZA: H5N1 Moves Into Africa, European Union, Deepening Global Crisis.  On the good news front, the virus does not appear to be evolving quickly, which may make it an unlikely candidate for a human pandemic.

For those of you interested in the topic, see CIDRAP facts on H5N1

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