Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 19th, 2004
"At the moment I think it's ... a one-alarm fire, not a four-alarm fire," Dr. William Schaffner, a flu expert at Vanderbilt University, said.
Normally, people who get bird flu acquire it from infected birds. But experts fear the bird virus will someday mutate into a form that spreads easily from one person to another, which could set the stage for a worldwide outbreak of deadly flu.
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