NEW, DEADLY CHINESE BIRD FLU STRAIN COULD SPARK WORLDWIDE PANDEMIC, SAYS UK’S DEPUTY CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER


Anne Gulland, global health security correspondent
15 JUNE 2018 • 11:13AM
A new strain of bird flu which kills 38 per cent of those it infects has been identified by the deputy chief medical officer for England as the most likely candidate to spark a worldwide flu pandemic.

Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, deputy chief medical officer for England with special responsibility for emergency preparedness and pandemic planning, told the Telegraph that the virus concerning him and others most was H7N9, a flu virus circulating in poultry in China.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/deadly-chinese-poultry-flu-could-spark-worldwide-pandemic/

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