Interview with WHO Bird Flu Expert "A Ticking Time Bomb in Your Backyard"

Avian flu has hit Asia hard, causing the deaths or destruction of hundreds of millions of chickens. Last year, 37 people also died. It's the worst such avian outbreak in centuries and experts say that its spread among humans is only a matter of time. Dr. Klaus Stohr, who coordinates the WHO global influenza program, spoke with SPIEGEL ONLINE about what the pandemic will look like, the difficulties of preparing for it and why backyard ducks are such a menace.
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