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Human-to-Human H5N1 Suspected

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posted on May, 23 2006 @ 04:06 PM
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A cluster of bird flu cases on the island of Sumatra may be the first instances of direct human-to-human transmission of the disease. It still needs to be verified but experts from WHO are concerned.
 



www.bloomberg.com
May 23 (Bloomberg) -- All seven people infected with bird flu in a cluster of Indonesian cases can be linked to other patients, according to disease trackers investigating possible human-to-human transmission of the H5N1 virus.




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If this doesn't turn out to be the first H2H we will have dodged the bullet again. As experts have been warning it is only a matter of time. Lately it seemed like H5N1 was slowly falling from the news but this may change things. We all need to stay tuned.




posted on May, 23 2006 @ 04:29 PM
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Oh my, that does not sound too good at all.

At least the place is not all that densely populated. I mean, if the new strain were to break out in Rio de Janeiro . . .

We're all just gonna have to cross our fingers and hope.



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