Avian Flu

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Avian Flu

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Avian Flu is the latest in a series of emerging infections which seem to be "flying" toward us with increasing regularity. On the heels of HIV, SARS, and West Nile fever, "bird" flu threatens outbreaks of pandemic proportion, depending on whether the virus becomes more adept at spreading from person-to-person.

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So far, the most serious species, H5N1 has had limited spread in this mode, and has not continued beyond one person. Where it has struck, however, it has caused fatalities in more than half of those infected. It would be really good if we came up with a vaccine for this kamikaze - hummingbird quick!

Original images courtesy of Cynthia Goldsmith, Jacqueline Katz and Sherif R. Zakei, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.

For the "tie-in-the Petrie dish" set, this bowtie is part of our exclusive, ever-expanding BioBowª silk bow tie collection! With the help of our Bow-borne creative panel, we offer these awesomely adjustable, 100% silk, butterfly-winged, manual tying, coup de cravat! Thanks to Dr. Mark Dembert for afficianado specs and eagle eye, and to Dr. Timothy Overman for his continuing encouragment in the face of overwhelming obstacles ;)

100% silk 2.5" wings, 36" max length
Manual bow tie, no clip-on wimps!

Images are based on actual scientific images, and are made from highest quality, 100% silk. Designed to complement every wardrobe, from laboratory to boardroom, the patterns represent many of the most serious public health challenges facing our 21st century global community. And some are just for fun!

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these items is donated to research or education.

Need a unique gift? "Dear Dad, Couldn't resist this for your birthday. Not only is it appropriate to your line of work, it also goes with your infectious sense of humor. Hope your birthday is a wonderful one!! Wear it in good health. Love to the birthday boy, Jonna, Matt and all the little bacteria." (Thanks to the Cooper Family)

These silk bow ties make an excellent doctor gift idea, or medical school graduation gift, and are ideal for promoting health awareness.