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 Post subject: Flu Pandemic threat Still Real
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:30 pm 
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Flu pandemic threat still real says Harvard professor
http://tinyurl.com/bua8hg

Prof Thomas Monath said despite the worldwide economic downturn, preparations need to be stepped up if there is to be any hope of preventing millions of deaths in a pandemic.

He also warned that research efforts have been focused on the H5N1 flu which has infected 407 people and killed 254, but that another strain could trigger a pandemic and then "we would be screwed".

He said vaccine manufacturing capacity is insufficient meaning if a pandemic strain of flu emerged now it would be impossible to make enough vaccine for the world's population in time. --- Continued at link, above ---


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