Moderated by Tom Sabulis
The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has begun researching the new strain of bird flu recently discovered in China, where people get the virus from infected poultry, and where it’s spreading to other cities. More than a dozen people have died. Today, CDC Director Tom Frieden talks about how this flu is different and how the CDC is working on it. In our second column, an expert from the Georgia Department of Public Health addresses says disease-fighting on a local level.
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CDC fights China’s bird flu
By Tom Sabulis
CDC Director Thomas Frieden talked recently about the latest Avian flu health scare to hit China. The big fear with bird flu virus is that it develops the ability to go from person-to-person and trigger a pandemic.
The scarier aspects of this virus (H7N9): “The first is the severity of illness. A significant proportion of the people who have been diagnosed had severe illness or have died. We