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A Look At The New Strain Of Bird Flu03:58

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Scientists are warning of another strain of the bird flu that has infected two people and killed one in China. The Lancet Medical Journal reported this week that the H10N8 avian flu has mutated and can now infect people, though there are as yet no known cases of the virus being transmitted from person to person.

Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University, joins Here & Now's to discuss the latest strain.


  • William Schaffner, chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

This segment aired on February 6, 2014.

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