NEJM June 19, 2024

A new strain of H5N1 influenza is spreading in dairy cows in the United States. Will it cause an epidemic in humans? And what does our public health system need to do in order to be ready if it does?

Rachel Gotbaum: This is “Intention to Treat” from the New England Journal of Medicine. I’m Rachel Gotbaum. Today we try to understand why a new strain of H5N1 influenza found here in the U.S. is raising lots of questions and concerns among scientists.

Speaker 2: There are new fears in this country about the potential impact of the HVNI bird flu on humans.

Speaker 3: … dairy workers. With concerns growing about avian flu spreading, scientists at the...

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