“I can’t predict, but I certainly have to say that we should be prepared for the possibility that at some point in the next few months, a wild fowl will come over the migratory pathway and will be infected with H5N1,” [Chertoff] said.
H5N1 is a strain of the avian influenza virus that has killed at least 95 people since 2003.
“If we get a wild bird or even a domestic chicken that gets infected with avian flu, we’re going to be able to deal with it because we have got a lot of experience with that,” he said.
Attention cable TV news stations: it’s time to get your “scare the viewers” bird flu graphics ready. Might I suggest: