Thursday, June 12, 2008

bird flu returns to the news

For medical and disaster planning professionals, avian influenza/bird flu hasn't disappeared - but it has dropped from the press' attention.

This report is a bit scary - Hong Kong found H5N1 virus in chickens in a crowded market area in the city. They authorities are moving quickly and are slaughtering a lot of birds. No people appear to have been infected - but crowded areas like this could be bad should the virus become more easily transmissable.



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