posted on Mar, 19 2006 @ 10:38 AM
Dr. Robert Webster collects and studies samples of the virus in his Memphis, Tennessee lab. He says chances are good that the virus will mutate and
jump from birds to humans. "[There are] about even odds at this time for the virus to learn how to transmit human to human."
If that happened, a deadly pandemic could quickly spread around the world.
Dr. Webster says we need to be prepared. "We can't accept the idea that 50 percent of the population could die. I think we have to face that
possibility. I'm sorry if I'm making people a little frightened, but I feel it's my role."
Scientists work around the clock, hoping the virus doesn't mutate, but preparing for the worst.
Source: Mambo blog