Countries ill-prepared for influenza pandemic

Eggertson, Laura
January 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/4/2005, Vol. 172 Issue 1, p23
Academic Journal
Reports on the preparation being made by various countries to manufacture the H5N1 for influenza pandemic. Warning issued by the World Health Organization regarding the development of influenza pandemic vaccine; Information on the historic emergence of influenza pandemics; Need of various countries to raise the profile of pandemic preparedness as a matter of national security planning.


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