Avian flu adapts to human hosts - May, 2015
With multiple columns in the daily paper devoted to Ebola's frightening rashes and bleeding, you'd be forgiven for forgetting that Ebola is far from the only emerging infectious disease that threatens human health today. Avian flu may be less dramatic and mainly infects birds, but it is no less deadly when it makes its way into a human host, with the worst strains killing 60% of people infected. We first wrote about the H5N1 avian flu back in 2005, but this is a bug that keeps coming back! Most recently, Egypt has experienced a surge of infections: 132 cases since January...
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