Bird Flu Moves West

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Bird flu is getting closer. Poultry is dying, in Biblical numbers we're told, in Turkey. Fifteen human cases confirmed there. Three Turks dead in the first human outbreak outside East Asia.

Europe, next door, is slamming down the hatches. No duck hunting in Cyprus. Bulgaria is disinfecting incoming cars. Western Europe is checking anti-viral drug supplies and bracing.

The U.S. is also not immune. Scientists on the migratory birdways in Alaska are now saying the question is not if but when bird flu hits North America — where President Bush has suggested martial law. But the hint of good news is that maybe bird flu is not as deadly as we thought.

Hear about the spread of bird flu to Europe's doorstep.


Daniel Williams, Foreign Correspondent, Washington Post

Ian Lipkin, Director, Infectious Disease Laboratory Mailman School of Public Health, where he is also professor of epidemiology, neurology and pathology

Anne Moscona, Professor of pediatrics, microbiology and immunology and vice chair of pediatrics at Weil Medical College at Cornell University

Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Health

Clive Cookson, Science Editor, Financial Times

This program aired on January 11, 2006.


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