TITLE

HEALTH EXPERTS CALL FOR STOCKPILING ANTI-FLU DRUGS

AUTHOR(S)
Kaye, Donald
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
Clinical Infectious Diseases;5/15/2004, Vol. 38 Issue 10, piii
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the health experts, in the United States, called for the creation of an international stockpile of life-saving antiviral drugs amid warning signs that a human influenza pandemic may be near. The World Health Organization has said that antiviral drugs and vaccines would be in short supply in the early stages of a long-predicted flu pandemic, and the meeting was called to review global readiness for such a development. There has been an average of 27.5 years between pandemics since 1883. The largest, in 1918-1919, killed 40 to 50 million people, with a mortality rate of 2.2%.
ACCESSION #
13077075

 

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