Warning of H5N1 Resurgence Surprises Community

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Science  09 Sep 2011:
Vol. 333, Issue 6048, pp. 1369
DOI: 10.1126/science.333.6048.1369

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization issued an ominous bulletin last week. It warned of "a major resurgence of the H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza amid signs that a mutant strain of the deadly bird flu virus is spreading in Asia and beyond, with unpredictable risks to human health." But other international health organizations quickly played down the significance of the news.