By Dan Shapley
New Reports Across The World Point To Ongoing Outbreak
Several people have died in recent weeks, diseased swans were found in France, and there's been a resurgence in the virus that causes Avian Influenza in Vietnam, Indonesia, China and Egypt, according to reports from around the world today. The apparent resurgence of the disease will no doubt prompt new concerns about the potential for this bird disease to mutate -- as the flu virus we're more familiar with did -- so that it can be spread from person-to-person. Until then, it remains primarily a concern for those handling diseased flocks, and governments the world over are trying to crack down on practices that can increase the spread of the disease. With large flocks of birds, however, the bird-to-bird spread of disease is ripe grounds for mutation, making the threat of a worldwide pandemic an ever-present, if unpredictable, possibility.