UW-Madison study: New bird flu in China could cause global outbreak

July 10, 2013 5:05 PM

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UW-Madison study: New bird flu in China could cause global outbreak

A new kind of bird flu that has killed 43 people in China shows potential in the lab for sparking a global outbreak, according to a study by UW-Madison researcher Yoshihiro Kawaoka.

“We don’t know how many more changes are needed for this virus to cause a pandemic,” said Kawaoka, a flu expert whose findings were published Wednesday in the journal Nature.

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