Published in Healthcare Mergers, Acquisitions and Ventures Week, December 23rd, 2006
The H5N1 avian flu virus has been carried by migratory birds to all parts of the world except the Americas and Oceania. Over the past 3 years it has spread from poultry to humans, infecting 256 people in 10 countries and causing 152 deaths, a mortality rate of 59%. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the virus could eventually evolve to where it can spread from human to human...
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