The news of the spread of swine flu over the last few days brought back memories of 2006 and 2007, when another type of flu—bird flu—threatened to expand into apandemic. Why do we suddenly seem to be catching so many diseases from animals? Why is a swine flu or a bird flu more dangerous to us than regular human flu?
Our guest on Just to Clarify this week, is Dr. V. Ramasubramanian, a senior consultant in infectious diseases and travel medicines at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai. Dr. Ramasubramanian is also the director of the boosters vaccination clinic for adults.