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February 20, 2006

Still B2B, rare B2H--steady yellow

The news is filled with reports of spreading B2B infection and rare cases of B2H.  By itself, spread in the bird population is not dangerous to people.     

Unfortunately, the virus has spread aggressively into some countries and areas where health care is all-but-absent, and where B2H cases may go undetected, unreported, and not-isolated.   These are the areas and conditions where H2H is most likely to start.  And, as you might guess, these are also the areas where news is most difficult to follow. 

Our risk has increased because of the geographic spread of the virus, but as of right now, it is very much B2B with very rare B2H.  It is possible for the virus to stay this way--forever.  Let us hope so.   

Posted by dymaxion at February 20, 2006 04:08 PM

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