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Bird flu: stay informed on possible pandemic

(Photo courtesy of U. S. Department of Agriculture)  Will bird flu be the next human pandemic? In a few words, the answer is simply, “No one knows yet,” says Dr. Tim Moody, Public Health Officer, Whitman County.  That’s because the specific virus causing what we call bird flu, or avian influenza, must undergo significant, specific mutations to […]

Planning for possible pandemic under way

The threat of an influenza pandemic has health and safety officials worldwide on alert as they monitor and map cases of the newest virus (H5N1) in Southeast Asia and Europe. Ironically, WSU Pullman is experiencing a fairy-tale-like year in which (as of Jan 17) “not one case of common influenza” has been reported to Health […]