But this additional testing will do little to address the primary threat that H5N1 poses to humans: the infection of farm workers. Our failure to protect them threatens their health and gives the virus an opportunity to evolve into a greater threat to people, including those who live far from dairy farms.

“There’s been underreporting of the virus. Understandably, there’s been a lot of fear. But every dairy that I’ve worked with has — with the exception of one — had sick human beings at the same time they had sick cows.”

Of the almost 900 known cases of H5N1 infection in humans worldwide, the virus has killed about half.



Wow — a 50% kill rate — impressive! The W.H.O. Pandemic Treaty decision is on May 27, 2024!