The CDC issued warnings earlier this week that avian influenza is of great concern and greater survellance is needed. It is not a matter of if but when. With these warnings in mind the CDC is preparing to stockpile antiviral drugs and create a avian flu vaccine that can be easily cultured and distributed to the population. I think the actions by the CDC and European health agencies show that an avian flu mutation into a human to human transmissible form is emminent. A frightening and sobering thought considering how many lives could potentially be lost in a pandemic. Full story can be found - here B.