H5N1: Tracking H5N1 reports from Libya

“A further aggravation is the fact that so many Africans are using the Libyan coast as their jumping-off point for refuge in Europe. As long as H5N1 is stupid about human-to-human spread (compared, say, to H1N1), we should be OK. But the big worry about H5N1, all the way back to 1997, is that it will eventually smarten up, ditch the chickens, and move through humans like a crown fire through a dry forest.”

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