Luckily we made it through last year’s flu season without bird flu mutating into a form that can spread easily among humans. This bought us a year to study the disease. But it’s still out there and the season is beginning, and people are still catching it from direct contact with infected birds. More than half of the people who are reported with this disease are dying. So if it does mutate into a human-contagious it will be a disaster.
Indonesia reports two more human bird flu cases,
Indonesia has confirmed two new human cases of bird flu, with both victims alive and being treated in a Jakarta hospital, a health ministry official said on Monday.
Confirmation came from two tests, Dr. Muhammad Nadhirin, from the ministry’s national bird flu centre, told Reuters.
“The position is 74 cases, 55 of whom have died,” he said.
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There are vaccines in testing now. Let’s hope they are effective.