Bird Flu: now please wash your hands
However, according to what I've read there is no cause for alarm because so far the only humans that have contracted the virus have had an intimate connection with their poultry (e.g. been spattered with blood when slaughtering them); nevertheless I do find it a little worrying because this virus is so toxic and if it did mutate into a form that is easily transferred between humans there could be a pandemic. Also, unlike the outbreak that occurred earlier in the year, these flocks were kept in the open air and so could well have contracted the virus from a migratory bird. Rather sadly I guess this might mean the end of the popularity of free-range poultry and eggs.