Today's Daily Dose: Viral zoonoses

Today's Daily Dose: Viral zoonoses

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Sep 09, 2010
By dvm360.com staff
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“What keeps virologists up at night is the possibility of a viral reassortment leading to an H5N1-H1N1 hybrid that is highly virulent and highly transmissible. If a virus with a 70% mortality rate infects 30% of the world's population in a year, a population die-off would occur.”

—Summary from presentation by Steven Opal, MD

From Understanding viral zoonoses: H1N1 influenza