Published in Anti-Infectives Week, January 3rd, 2005
"Influenza pandemics are natural phenomenon, like earthquakes," said Klaus Stohr, coordinator of the global flu program at the WHO. "The problem is bad preparedness."
Influenza is highly contagious and has killed millions over the past 100 years. It has traditionally moved in cycles, and some scientists say a major outbreak is already overdue.
The 1918-1919 Spanish Flu outbreak killed up to 40 million people around the world, many more than died in World War I. There also were major...
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