Avian influenza starts to be transmitted from person to person in a year or two

Avian influenza starts to be transmitted from person to person in a year or twoThe avian influenza virus can be transmitted from person to person within a year or two. Director of the research Institute of influenza, Russian Academy of medical Sciences Oleg Kiselyov said: "All the experts who assess what is happening in the world as a real threat to the gradual transition of avian influenza in circulation among the people, and the subsequent transmission from person to person". "How much time it will take - I think that not more than one or two years," said Kiselyov. He confirmed his intention to become one of the volunteers to test the vaccine, which is created at the Institute. Today the entire world is infected with 125 persons, 64 of them died. We are talking about Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and China. In Russia, no cases of avian influenza in humans is not registered, said Kiselyov. In turn, the President of the Russian Academy of medical Sciences Valentin Pokrovsky said that "the next mutation can occur in humans or animals (e.g. pigs), resulting in a variety of combinations of strains and formed a new virus that will cause the huge outbreak of disease.".



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