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Experts available to discuss bird flu

Experts available to discuss bird flu 

The U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed a fourth human case of bird flu.

The patient, who has since recovered, worked at a dairy farm in Colorado. Previous cases have been reported in Texas and Michigan.

Matthew Miller is an internationally respected infectious disease expert who sounded the alarm on avian influenza over a year ago. He is the scientific director of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research and associate professor with the Department of Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University.

He can be reached directly at mmiller@mcmaster.ca.

 

The Public Health Agency of Canada says avian influenza is not known to be a food safety concern. But it is impacting food prices and supply as because of culling of infected birds and trade restrictions.

Elkafi Hassini is a professor of operations management at the DeGroote School of Business. He specializes in data-driven optimization in supply chain management. His research interests include supply chain analytics and supply chain risk management.

He can be reached directly at hassini@mcmaster.ca.