Lynn Klotz, a Senior Science Fellow at the Center, published an article in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists about the potential risk involved in a lab accident that releases a flu virus.
Why consider the risk of lab accident that releases an influenza virus into the community? Because scientists in various countries continue to make so-called enhancements to these viruses in laboratories. While not all influenzas affect humans, some labs have conducted experiments to modify avian (or bird) influenza viruses in order to make them transmissible to mammals. Read more