Mutant Bird Flu Studies Should Be Revealed in Full, Experts Say
The results ofِ two studies thatِ created moreِ transmissible forms ofِ the H5N1 bird flu virus willِ beِ published inِ full — atِ some point, flu scientists andِ public health officials meeting today (Feb.
A moratorium onِ research onِ lab-created viruses andِ H5N1 transmission inِ mammals, asِ well asِ on theِ publication ofِ the twoِ studies, willِ continue, mostِ likelyِ lasting a matter ofِ months, saidِ Keiji Fukuda, WHO assistant director-general forِ health security andِ the environment, inِ a news conference withِ reporters today atِ the conclusion ofِ the two-day meeting.
The details ofِ the twoِ studies, oneِ conducted atِ Erasmus Medical Center inِ the Netherlands, andِ one conducted atِ the University ofِ Wisconsin, Madison, haveِ beenِ accepted forِ publication byِ the journals Science andِ Nature, respectively.
He welcomed the conclusions.
This information needsِ to beِ published andِ I amِ gratified thatِ the conference members realized thatِ publication ofِ a redacted form wouldِ beِ useless, heِ told LiveScience inِ anِ email.