Experts Warn: Deadly H5N1 Bird Flu Pandemic Could Be 100 Times Worse Than COVID

Experts are sounding the alarm about the potential severity of the deadly H5N1 bird flu pandemic, warning that it could be "100 times worse than the Covid pandemic." Concerns have been raised over the rapid spread of the bird flu virus, which could lead to a significantly higher death toll, according to reports.

 





During a recent briefing on the H5N1 strain of bird flu, experts expressed worries about the possibility of a new pandemic. The virus is nearing a tipping point where it could trigger a global outbreak, scientists cautioned.

 



Dr. Suresh Kuchipudi, a renowned bird flu expert based in Pittsburgh, emphasized the danger posed by the H5N1 flu during the briefing. He warned that the virus has the potential to cause a pandemic since it can infect various mammals, including humans. Dr. Kuchipudi emphasized, "We are approaching a critical point where this virus could trigger a pandemic."



The situation became even more concerning when a man from Texas contracted the H5N1 avian influenza from dairy cows suspected to be infected with the virus. As humans are not immune to the virus, the EU's Food Safety Agency (EFSA) issued a warning regarding the possibility of a widespread bird flu pandemic if the virus spreads among humans.

 


H5N1 flu, also known as avian influenza or bird flu, primarily affects birds but can also infect humans and other mammals, posing a significant threat to public health. The virus is mainly transmitted through direct contact with infected birds or their droppings, as well as contaminated surfaces or environments.