I have gone on before about bird flu on this blog, but I do so because I really don't think that people are taking the problem seriously.
A BBC programme a few weeks ago said the biggest problem that will lead to the spread of bird flu and the death of many hundreds of thousands of people needlessly is ignorance, ignorance of:
1) What to do if it starts.
2) How to protect yourself.
3) How to stop it spreading.
4) Most shockingly, ignorance of the fact that a flu pandemic will happen at all.
It is not a question of "if", but "when".
Read the latest report on it HERE.