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October 06, 2005

How likely is it that H5N1 will become the next human pandemic?Avian Flu - What we need to know

Randall Parker tracks down the main obstacles the H5N1 virus has in becoming easily transmitted from one person to another:

These may seem like major difficulties, but as the Future Pundit post notes, in recent years H5N1 has changed and seems capable of infecting tigers and pigs, for example, making the danger of a human pandemic quite real. The latest news from Indonesia is certainly not very reassuring.

Posted by dymaxion at October 6, 2005 10:45 PM

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