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#H7N9 – Anything is possible…words from WHOs top influenza scientist

April 19, 2013

NPR has a great story today on H7N9. Click on the link below to listen to the program.

Before he left Geneva, Dr Ken Fukuda explained the wide-open nature of the investigation in an interview with NPR.

Before he left Geneva, Dr Ken Fukuda explained the wide-open nature of the investigation in an interview with NPR.

Underscoring the urgency that public health agencies feel about the emergence of a new kind of bird flu, the team is headed by Dr. , the World Health Organization’s top influenza scientist.

“The biggest question is just what’s going to happen,” he told Shots. “We’ve had a lot of experience in the last decade with new animal influenza viruses. But … we haven’t seen this combination before. So I think right now, anything is possible.”

“Anything” encompasses a wide range of possibilities.

www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/04/19/177793443/with-bird-flu-right-now-anything-is-possible

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