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Diseases From Animals: A Primer

A is for animals, Z is for zoonoses.

Influenza continued...

Robert G. Webster, PhD, is director of the World Health Organization collaborating center on influenza viruses in lower animals and birds.

"We don't want this in humans or the world will be in deep, deep trouble," Webster told WebMD in a 2002 interview. "What will you do if one of these gets away? You haven't got anything to do. Are we going to be prepared for this? It is going to happen sooner or later."

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Reviewed on July 08, 2003

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