'WHO warns world 'must prepare' for bird flu (H5N1) outbreak as virus could become risk to humans'; here we go: would flu vaccine (antigenic sin immune imprinting) leave you vulnerable to H5N1?

by Paul Alexander

Would seasonal influenza shots leave one at risk for severe illness to H5N1?

The question above is an important one to consider.


The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued an alarming warning over a severe bird flu outbreak which has jumped from birds to mammals, urging the world to prepare. While the risk to humans remains low at present, health chiefs have stressed that this could all change. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday that cases of avian influenza in minks, otters, foxes and sea lions reported in recent weeks require close monitoring and is urging countries to take action.’