Transcript for Bird Flu Found Outside Shanghai: Could It Come to US?
Now to the fears of the deadly outbreak of bird flu that it may spread outside china. The death toll is 13. More than 60 are ill. Dr. Richard besser is on the ground with the latest. This disease has spread very quickly. Talk about what the latest effort there is are on the ground. Well, amy, hopes were crushed here over the weekend that it could be contained to the eastern prove vins of china. A 7-year-old girl in beijing, 749 miles away from shanghai was diagnosed with bird flu pneumonia. The virus is spreading silently. C you can't tell where it is going. Last night, the chinese government invited a team of international experts to come and provide guidance. And dr. Besser, that said this is one plane ride away from coming to the united states. What is the level of the concern here in the states? What are u.S. Authorities doing about it? Well, at this point, the virus just goes from birds to humans. If it were to mu tate and go person to person, all bets are off. And plane rild be very dapg rouse. The u.S. Has taken this very seriously. They've begun work on a vaccine. They've developed a test if case someone who goes to china becomes ill. Thank you, dr. Richard b besser.
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