Wednesday, April 29, 2009

[Interview] What You Need to Know About Swine Flu

SHOOT: Interview is with Prof. Robert Bragg, Dept. of Microbial, Biochemical and Food Biotech at Uni. of Free State, SA
Nick van der Leek: Would you say we, as in "the world," lack urgency in response to what we currently know?

Flu is at its most infectious when you're asymptomatic. So if you installed airport scanners, would they work?

They worked for SARS as people were only infectious once they started showing clinical signs, eg. high temperature. But they wouldn't work with bird flu. There's basically diddly squat we can do about it.
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