Corona Calls

Corona Calls for 05.06.2024 – H5N1 Bird Flu, part 2

Discussed in this episode:

  • A detailed report on the investigation into the case of H5N1 avian influenza in a dairy worker has been published as a letter to the editor in the New England Journal of Medicine. It exposes some weak points  in the public health response–the worker didn’t disclose what dairy they work at, and didn’t identify close contacts for testing–and some holes in our public health infrastructure, especially where it overlaps with the jurisdiction of the USDA.

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