In the past 10 years, a deadly strain of bird flu has killed more than half of the people who got it. Now there's a new strain of bird flu circulating that can kill about a third of the humans who contract it. Whenever there's a virus this lethal, there are always fears of a pandemic. VOA's Carol Pearson has a report that could put some of these fears to rest.
The violent aftermath of the Arab Spring in Egypt is taking a toll on the mental health of ordinary Egyptians. And with no end in sight to political and social strife, some psychiatrists warn the numbers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorders and anxiety-induced depression will climb. VOA's Jamie Dettmer has more from Cairo.