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WHO: The Beginning panepidemii avian influenza should expect at any moment

September 9 2005
16:58

"The question - whether or not there panepidemiya bird flu does not exist anymore. The only question at the time of its appearance "- such a statement was made head of the World Health Organization irfektsionnym disease Jai Narain at the conference, held within the South Asian Forum.

With the global spread of infection from bird flu may suffer from 1 to 7 million people. According to experts, WHO virus is already close to a mutation that makes it easily transmissible from person to person. Now the virus can spread through virtually all kinds of wild birds.

Narain said that the countries of the South Asian region to confront the epidemic is only Tailada, where the accumulated stockpile of antiviral drugs.

Last week from bird flu killed another man. The total number of victims thus was 63 people, according to Mednovosti.ru

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