June 23, 2012
The reports suggest that there is a large risk of a human version of bird flu erupting in the near future, and show how this could be done in a laboratory.
Ron A. M. Fouchier from the Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands created a virus strain that could spread through the air among ferrets.
The results of the experiment would suggest that bird flu could potentially mutate to become transmittable between humans like the flu, a scary thought considering the human fatality rate from bird flu when contracted from birds was recorded as 60 percent in 2010.
This article was posted: Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 4:32 am