Peter Palese, a virologist at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, said he did not believe the H5 virus could infect people except when they were exposed to large doses, for example, by sleeping in the same room as chickens. "I feel strongly that H5 has been around in humans for a long time and never caused a pandemic, suggesting that this is not the virus which is likely to be the next pandemic," he said.
Studies Suggest Avian Flu Pandemic Isn't Imminent - New York Times
BioBOOM Op/Ed: Very interesting article noting some hakuna matta verbage on the H5N1 virus threat.
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