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Why Is Avian Flu So Hard to Catch?

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Why Is Avian Flu So Hard to Catch?

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Why Is Avian Flu So Hard to Catch?

Why Is Avian Flu So Hard to Catch?

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New studies show that the avian flu virus doesn't pass easily between humans. Two different teams of scientists think they know why. Their studies appeared this week in Nature and Science and detail what makes this disease different from human flu viruses.

Guest:

Nicholas Wade, science reporter, The New York Times