Dr. Dahlia Salahuddin is an infectious disease specialist. She is a physician at North West and Carroll Hospital Center in Baltimore.
In this exclusive interview with VOA Dr. Salahuddin spoke about the rapid spread of H5N1 deadly virus in birds and with mutation this strain may infect humans. Dr. Salahuddin also spoke about the prevention and treatment of this virus in human.
So far this virus has killed birds in thirty countries and 94 people. WHO officials are meeting in Geneva to discuss the, as top influenza official Margaret Chan says “historically unprecedented” outbreak of the virus in poultry.