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At least 32 people are now suspected to have caught bird flu in Turkey.
World Health Organisation experts have flown to the country to look for any signs of much-feared human-to-human transmission of the lethal disease.
British laboratory tests have already confirmed that three children from the same family were killed by the deadly H5N1 flu strain.
Originally posted by Wirral Bagpuss
If Turkey does start showing signs of human-human transmissions can the country be "sealed off" put in quarantine so to speak? What would happen?
Originally posted by jehova620
I think im right in saying that all the virus is waiting for is to infect someone who already has a strain of influenza transmissable human to human and to interact with its cells.
As more people become infected the chances of this occuring increase. It will probably be some businessman gets off a plane in Asia with a mild flu, does his business and returns home not knowing he has created a new strain, and kerboom.
This will be a global problem within weeks.