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Bird Flu Could Cause The Next Pandemic - But Not Just Yet

Professor Dr Raina MacIntyre, Epidemiologist and Head of Biosecurity Program, Kirby Institute

07-Jun-24 16:00

Bird Flu Could Cause The Next Pandemic - But Not Just Yet

A highly pathogenic strain of avian flu (H5N1) is spreading across the world, infecting not just wild and farmed birds, but increasingly, mammals like cattle and seals as well. With cases of avian flu also detected among humans in countries like the United States all the way to Cambodia, and one confirmed human death from the H5N2 strain, does this mean we should be on high alert for avian flu outbreaks? Will avian flu be the next pandemic? We find out from Prof Dr Raina MacIntyre, Epidemiologist and Head of Biosecurity Program, Kirby Institute.

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Produced by: Lim Sue Ann

Presented by: Tee Shiao Eek


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