TITLE

The next pandemic

AUTHOR(S)
James, Chris
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
New Scientist;3/19/2005, Vol. 185 Issue 2491, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the issues related to spread of bird flu. Margaret Kettlewell is right to ask if there are social, as opposed to medical, ways of slowing the spread of bird flu. When there is an outbreak of a highly infectious animal disease, such as foot and mouth, the first thing governments do is halt all movement of the affected species. Previous flu epidemics took place before the era of mass air travel. If intercontinental flights continue for just a short time after the start of the next epidemic, the virus will be all over the world within a few days.
ACCESSION #
16616782

 

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