World Health Organization 'Deeply Concerned' by Bird Flu ResearchThe rest of this worrisome article...
By Kate Kelland. The Atlantic. Kate Kelland is a reporter for Reuters.
Dec 31 2011.
Some scientists have engineered a form of the deadly H5N1 virus that is easily transmissible and could cause lethal human pandemics.
The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a stern warning on Friday to scientists who have engineered a highly pathogenic form of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus, saying their work carries significant risks and must be tightly controlled.
The United Nations health body said it was "deeply concerned about the potential negative consequences" of work by two leading flu research teams who this month said they had found ways to make H5N1 into a easily transmissible form capable of causing lethal human pandemics.
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