Too lethal for a pandemic?

Influenza

Our Philosophical Transactions article on potential virulence evolution in H5N1 influenza was featured again, this time by Matt Ridley in the Wall Street Journal. The editorial piece was written in the context of the recent influenza H7N9 outbreaks in China and concerns that this newly emerging influenza subtype may have the right characteristics to cause a human influenza pandemic.

Matt Ridley’s WSJ piece can be found here, and also on his blog The Rational Optimist.