About Avian Flu Watch
The purpose of this group is for people to share news and information about the potential influenza pandemic (avian flu or bird flu, Influenza A, strain H5N1) which is currently brewing in several countries in southeast Asia.
Pointers to GOOD information sources are encouraged, as well as photos of news headlines and other images related to this topic.
"All eyes are on the H5N1 virus which is endemic in both domestic and wild birds in Asia and has already infected and killed more than 50 people; the virus is becoming increasingly virulent, and has been detected in pigs - the ideal 'mixing vessel' for a potentially pandemic strain to evolve that spreads rapidly from person to person. WHO and collaborators are ramping up surveillance efforts and developing new vaccines, while investigations into other influenza virus strains and past pandemics are providing important clues to what it might take for a new pandemic to occur." (Nature, Web Focus on Avian Flu)
This is a public group.
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