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Monday, April 15, 2013

H7N9 - The world is not ready for this

If Dr Timothy Uyeki and Dr Nancy Cox from the Center for Disease Control have it right, the human species is sitting on the edge of biological catastrophe.

The subject of epidemic surveillance has featured before on this blog [LINK] but this time our posting is far less academic and a lot more preemptive in its warning. From early analysis, H7N9 is a major risk threat which needs wider attention. Let's take a brief look at what appears to be very concerning, even though it is only a matter days since H7N9 has entered our world.