Scientists warn of slow-motion bird flu pandemic risk

GMA News Online July 1, 2024, 11:00 AM UTC

Summary: Scientists are concerned about gaps in surveillance for bird flu, fearing a slow-motion pandemic. H5N1 avian flu has spread to 129 US dairy herds, raising the risk of human transmission. Surveillance efforts for animals and humans are limited, hindering a swift response. Experts urge unified agency efforts and preparation for potential human spread. CEPI is preparing for H5N1 with prototype vaccines. Countries are securing pre-pandemic flu vaccines.

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