21 Apr '17, 2pm

Deadly new bird flu strain could lead to devastating pandemic

Deadly new bird flu strain could lead to devastating pandemic

Guan is concerned with how rapidly the H7N9 strain is evolving. He said ten years ago chickens were barely affected by the strain, but his lab’s research revealed the new strain can kill every chicken in his lab in 24 hours. There isn’t evidence the new strain will be deadlier in people, but when people do catch the virus from birds over one third of them perish. Guan said China’s government is already investigating vaccinating chickens.

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