Scientists have introduced a two-month ban on the study of bird flu
Until recently, the scientific community were disputes as to whether to continue investigations against avian influenza. According to some experts, the resulting strain of virus is easily transmitted from person to person, to bring the world to the brink of disaster.
Currently, the scientific community has agreed to take a two-month break in the investigation in order to reduce the risk of a pandemic swine flu, according to The Australian.
Recall: initially flu virus rarely seen in humans, affecting mainly birds. The new mutation is received in the laboratory, with no problems among humans. In case of leakage of the virus from the laboratory may begin the most deadly flu epidemic. It is also possible to use the virus as a biological weapon.
Scientists have tried to find ways to treat the virus, and have deadly strain. In this regard, U.S. officials insisted on classifying the detailed information about the work.
First bird flu virus was found in 1997. From that moment on his account brought were 350 deaths. All this suggests that avian influenza may repeat the "success" of the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-19 years that killed 50 million people and three million in 1957 and 1968.