Human Biology U.S. to test bird flu vaccine

Discussion in 'Human Biology' started by Bleys, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. Bleys

    Bleys Phoenix Takes Flight Staff Member

    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