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.


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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