Film Portrays Bird Flu Outbreak in U.S.

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A made-for-TV movie this week, Fatal Contact, is a fictional account of a bird-flu strain that mutates to pass easily between people. Scientists talk about what the movie got right and what it got wrong.

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Michael Osterholm, director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy; professor, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

William Karesh, director of the Field Veterinary Program, Wildlife Conservation Society

Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D. , chair of the Department of Clinical Bioethics, The Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health

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