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Fukuda also said that based on the evidence, "this virus is more easily transmissible from poultry to humans than (the) H5N1" virus, which has killed 371 people globally since 2003.
Viruses that have two of these mutations are already common in birds, meaning that there are viruses that might have to acquire only three additional mutations in a human to become airborne transmissible.
MM: So the longer the virus goes on not being transmissible among humans, the less likely it is to become so?
The key questions are whether the latest outbreak involves the feared H5N1 strain of the flu - and whether it has fulfilled scientists' fears and mutated into a disease transmissible between humans.
Campaigners fear the new bill, The Control of Transmissible Animal Diseases, will allow culling without full explanation and justification.
VZV is transmissible by respiratory routes (Arvin 1996; CDC 2005).
Possible candidates include sheep scrapie or previously unrecognized sporadic bovine transmissible spongiform encephalopathy.
Prion diseases, or Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies, are degenerative diseases of the nervous system caused by transmissible particles that contain a pathogenic isoform of the prion protein, a normal constituent of cell membranes.
Mad deer disease" is a transmissible relative of mad cow disease, but it occurs in deer and elk instead of cattle.
More virulent, transmissible, and/or drug-resistant viruses seem inevitable unless we do better in preventing the transmission of HIV.
In his mind, ideas and even the 's' word--style--are fully transmissible, and in conversation, his slow and deliberate speech reveals ambiguous voices; authority and humility merge to render statements as questions and a surprisingly playful attitude reveals liberal fusions that allow him to freely borrow from antiquity, Mies, Koolhaas, and the (as was) British car industry; as a British eccentric therefore, perhaps Fretton was an ideal choice to design one of the country's latest embassies.
Should the prepared immunization also not contain protection from the new viral strain and the virus is transmissible from person to person, a global pandemic can occur.

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