Bird Flu Outbreak Worsens in Turkey

Turkey said on Monday 14 people had been confirmed with bird flu infections.

While The United Nations’ World Health Organisation says there is no evidence so far to demonstrate human transmission, experts fear the H5N1 strain will evolve just enough to allow it to pass easily from person to person. If it does, it could cause a catastrophic pandemic, killing tens of millions of people, because humans lack immunity to it.

WHO said the victims appeared to have caught the H5N1 bird flu virus directly from infected birds, as has been happening in Southeast Asia.

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