US Blocks Publication of Research on Highly Contagious Bird Flu Strain

Researchers in the Netherlands have created a mutated, highly contagious form of the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain that some fear could kill millions if it were unleashed on the general public. The U.S. government wants to keep the methodology behind the strain's creation under wraps for now, fearing its release could heighten the strain's potential for use as a weapon of biological warfare. Virologist Ron Fouchier, who carried out his research at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, said in...Full Story
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