It Just Got Really Interesting…New H7N9 Might Spread Silently Among Poultry Without Notice…In Other Words, Birds Have No Symptoms. Yikes!
- Published on April 4, 2013
- Written by Mike McClain, Senior Web Designer & Site Manager
The scientists announced on April 3 that the H7N9 virus is troubling because it can generate no symptoms in poultry while seriously sickening humans. Dr. Masato Tashiro, a WHO scientist studying the virus’ genetic data, says the virus also appears to have mutated into a form that enables it to more easily infect animals such as pigs, meaning they could serve as hosts that spread the virus more widely among humans.