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h5n1 Influenza

A Most Dangerous Race

Dr. Lynn C. Klotz | Posted 07.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lynn C. Klotz

The United States should take the lead in starting discussions toward an international agreement requiring the strictest oversight and highest biosafety level for research on other potentially highly contagious and lethal pathogens.

A New H5N1 Flu Virus? This Research Should Stop Now

Edward J. Sylvester | Posted 04.20.2012 | Science
Edward J. Sylvester

The risks to world health from research to make an extraordinarily lethal avian flu virus contagious in humans have finally caught everyone's attention after months of warnings from us and many other experts.

Bird Flu Blues

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno

Some of the hardest questions in the process of scientific discovery aren't about science, but philosophy. A good illustration of this is the unanimous recommendation by the NSABB that two leading journals not publish certain details about "bird flu."

Scientists Create Virus That Could Kill Millions

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green

It sounds like the setup for a Hollywood thriller: scientists in a lab create a virus as contagious as the flu that kills half of those infected. We'r...

Bird Flu Reappears In Hong Kong. Is a Pandemic On Its Way?

TIME Healthland | Bryan Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Hong Kong residents experienced an unwelcome blast from the past on Nov. 18. A 59-year-old woman in the city contracted H5N1 avian influenza -- the fi...