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The Threat of Avian Influenza

The Threat of Avian Influenza

On February 14, China confirmed the first ever human case of H7N4 avian influenza in a 68-year-old patient from Jiangsu province. Fortunately, the patient recovered, but it is still a concerning development and highlights the continued threat of zoonotic spillover events that could potentially lead to global pandemics of avian influenza.

Olympic Fever: Infectious Diseases at the Winter Games

Olympic Fever: Infectious Diseases at the Winter Games

Outbreaks of norovirus, seasonal influenza, and avian influenza on the Korean Peninsula leading up to the Winter Olympic Games are raising concern about the potential for sparking widespread transmission or a pandemic. We look at the actual risk posed by infectious diseases at the Olympics.