"Imminent" flu pandemic: Are we ready?

January 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/20/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 2, p181
Academic Journal
Deals with the conclusion that the increased frequency since 1997 of novel influenza subtypes in human and animal reservoirs suggests that the next influenza pandemic may be imminent, according to Robert G. Webster and Richard J. Webby of Saint Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Estimated number of deaths which might result from the pandemic; Primary challenge posed by the pandemic; Information on reverse genetics.


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