https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/deadly-chinese-poultry-flu-could-spark-worldwide-pandemic/ Excerpts of the article: "A new strain of bird flu which kills 38 per cent of those it infects has been identified by the deputy chief medical officer for England as the most likely candidate to spark a worldwide flu pandemic." "H7N9 can not yet be passed from one person to another but experiments on animals have shown that it was just three mutations away from being able to do so." "People who contract H7N9 develop a high fever, cough and shortness of breath and it can rapidly progress into severe pneumonia. Those with the severe form of the disease develop acute respiratory distress syndrome – where the lungs cannot provide the body with enough oxygen – septic shock and multi-organ failure." "The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also ranks H7N9 number one on its influenza risk assessment tool as having the potential to cause a pandemic. The risk of it mutating into a pandemic virus is judged “moderate to high”.