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-- to bird flu raising serious concerns in the CDC now cents.
It's keeping an eye on this virus is the first deaths have been reported.
Jonathan -- is live and I'm sure in Atlanta what are they finding Jonathan.
Good morning bill this is a new strain of H seven and nine this is the virus that previously has been detected in birds but never been so before.
Seen in human beings -- Chinese health authorities have now confirmed.
Knowing human cases of H seven and nine in that country.
The patients develop severe respiratory infections and three of those nine patients have died bill.
You know Jonathan you're down there and you speak with these people and the CDC every day.
Are -- -- they -- something new in this.
That it is bringing it to a higher level or they -- some of this before.
Well they're always -- -- whenever they see a new strain because that's their job to 24/7 month to monitor these types of a merchant and factions while it appears that the virus can spread from birds to humans it does not appear to spread.
Easily from human to human for -- for some perspective but here in straight from the CDC.
Many precautions because our remind folks.
That -- cases have been seen of human infections with this virus in China.
We haven't seen any cases in the United States or indeed any country outside China so far.
The controversy says whenever a new influenza virus emerges researchers begin the process toward developing a vaccine.
They want to be prepared in case H seven and nine mutates into a virus that can spread.
From person to person but so far there are no confirmed cases of human to human.
Transmission they'll all good stuff you know thank you Jonathan Serrie and that's -- out of Atlanta thank you sir.
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