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Prominent Virologists Want U.S. Advisory Board to Take a Second Look at Controversial Flu Papers

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A group of seventeen virologists is asking a U.S. government biosecurity advisory board to reconsider its controversial recommendation that two research teams omit key details from papers in press at Science and Nature. They note that the H5N1 fatality rate quoted widely is incorrect, and that the ferret-passaged virus is unlikely to behave similarly in humans or speed the development of a biological weapon.
 
 

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