The scientific community is abuzz this week, following the publication of a second controversial H5N1 paper that identifies a series of mutations that give the virus the ability to spread through the air.
To bring you up to date on the current status of this potentially deadly virus, Ed Yong at Nature magazine has kindly presented the top five questions regarding H5N1, including:
- Why is it so successful?
- Where is it now?
- How does it kill?
- Will it become transmissible in humans?
- What else could cause a pandemic?
For the answers to these questions and more, head to Nature for the full article.