Thursday, May 8, 2008
UN says Avian Flu still a Threat
In a recent report (March 2007) the UN says that the Avian Flu is still a threat (specifically in countries like Nigeria, Indonesia and Bangladesh) but there has been some progress over the 10 years. http://www.terradaily.com/reports/UN_Says_Bird_Flu_Still_A_Threat_999.html What the article doesn't
say is the number of researchers and the amount anti-flu vaccinations for humans have
both dropped sharply world-wide. IF the virus mutates to be transmitted from person
to person (which it has not yet only bird to bird & bird to human) we would be less
prepared in some areas than we were a year ago. The good news is that there is a better
understanding world-wide of the threat and cases are more likely to be reported.