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Chinese New Year Increases Risk of Spreading Bird Flu

In January, China saw a rise in the number of people diagnosed with bird flu.  As the Chinese New Year approaches, millions of people will begin their annual journey home for the holiday, increasing the opportunity for the virus to spread.    A recent outbreak of the H7N9 virus has already killed 19 people in China this year.   Dr. Bernhard Schwartlander, the World Health Organization's representative in China, says crowded train stations and airports typify the...

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