posted on May, 18 2005 @ 10:39 AM
Looks like the virus has finally mutated. Although I am not particularily worried at this point, it is interesting how quickly this has mutated.
The WHO is to announce new research showing that the pattern of avian flu in northern Vietnam is consistent with human-to-human infection.
BBC News has obtained an advance copy of the study, which urges governments to bolster public health measures.
The new methods will be needed to protect against a new influenza pandemic, the WHO paper says.
In the first detailed assessment of this possibility, a WHO team says that the infection pattern in northern Vietnam may indicate that the infection
is passing from one person to another.
I think the immediate danger is small, but the long term threat is great. This disease, Sars last year and Aids all are or were serious threats to
global human life expectancy. Sadly Aids was not stopped. I hope we have the same success against bird flu as against Sars