4/9/13-A Chinese Air Force officer on Saturday accused the U.S. government of creating the new strain of bird flu now afflicting parts of China as a biological warfare attack. People’s Liberation Army S
Lifting the moratorium on research on H5N1 birdflu could allow it to escape the lab and cause a deadly flu pandemic. H5N1 caused the deaths of millions of birds but infected only 600 people - it cannot be easily transmitted by coughs and sneezes. However, it has killed 6 out of 10 people, making it more lethal than the 1918 strain that killed around 50 000 people. That was only 2% of those infected.
Avian Influenza - A deadly intelligent virus that can jump between animals and humans.