Monday, June 5

More Than A Couple Of Human To Human Cases

It appears that there has been more than just a couple clusters of human to human transfer of the bird flu. We are now learning from the San Francisco Chronicle that there is a lot more.

(SF Chronicle)Until recently, World Health Organization representatives have said there were only two or three such cases. On May 24, Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, estimated that there had been at least three. Then, on May 30, Maria Cheng, a WHO spokeswoman, said there were "probably about half a dozen." She added, "I don't think anybody's got a solid number."
Several scientists have noted that there are many clusters in which human-to-human infection may be a more logical explanation than the idea that relatives who fell sick days apart got the virus from the same dying bird.
Ironically today I see a study done on a certain type of hand sanitizer that kills bird flu.