Published in Vaccine Weekly, December 19th, 2001
Flu has the potential to become a pandemic, scientists said at a conference sponsored by the European Union. They called for efforts worldwide to counter the possibility.
"We don't need a bioterrorism attack for the next pandemic to happen,'' said Professor Albert Osterhaus, director of the Dutch Influenza Center. Osterhaus pointed to the 1918-1919 Spanish flu outbreak that killed up to 40 million people worldwide, many more than those killed in World War I. Flu outbreaks in 1957-1958 and 1968-1969...
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