Human bird flu cases

I wrote an article for Helium earlier today about the current state of human bird flu cases. Transmisson of bird flu from person to person is not a danger per se, but is being seen due to different transmission routes (family-type intimate contact, fecal spread) and possible genetic susceptibility to H5N1.

If the virus does mutate for more efficient infection of humans, we're going to be in trouble. It's extremely virulent in its current state. Perhaps the mutation that allows it to attach to the human respiratory endothelium will render it weak...one can only hope.

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