THIS ISN’T ENCOURAGING: Lab Security Standards Raise Chances of Mutant-Bird-Flu Catastrophe. Fears that bioterrorists could learn from controversial experiments that make H5N1 avian influenza more virulent have overshadowed a more pressing danger: accidental releases, laboratory infections and disgruntled workers. Dozens of all-too-human mistakes have occurred in just the last decade inside high-security laboratories, and many [.
The possibility of a major resurgence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 - also known as bird flu - has prompted the United Nation's FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) to advise health authorities around the world to ste... Read Post
After months of anticipation, the second of two controversial experiments to increase the virulence of H5N1 avian influenza has been published. Read Post
Controversy over H5N1 avian influenza engineered into mammal-infecting form raises fears of flu research in bioterrorist hands, but a more pressing danger has been largely ignored: accidental releases, laboratory infections and disg... Read Post