Predicting an H5N1 Influenza Pandemic

Su, Ih-Jen

2006 Vol.22 NO.1

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Now, as the attention of the news media worldwide is focused on the horrifying outbreaks of bird flu, or avian influenza, in Southeast Asia, Mainland China, and Turkey, which are causing apprehension around the globe, the most frequently asked question is, will the avian flu evolve into a person-to-person transmissible influenza disease? The second question to follow is, when will it occur?