The Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (SPI-M) is understood to be “standing ready” to produce forecasts on the impact of bird flu on humans in the event that the virus, which is rampant throughout poultry across the globe, mutates to become easily transmissible to humans. SPI-M is a sub-committee of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), which has provided recommendations to the Government throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
One member of SAGE told i: “There is a need to model what impact an outbreak of avian flu would have on public health. “It is merely a precautionary measure as the risk of avian flu becoming easily transmissible to people remains low, but it is important we are prepared and I believe that is what the public would expect give the recent experience with Covid.”
Another scientific advisor to the Government added: “There is a lot going on behind the scenes gearing up for any possible avian flu issues.” It is understood the SPI-M committee would base its modelling on different levels of outbreak, from just a handful of human cases to a full-blown pandemic.
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