The changing ecology of avian flu

Weir, Erica
October 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/11/2005, Vol. 173 Issue 8, p869
Academic Journal
Offers information about avian influenza. Background and epidemiology; Source of interim guidelines on the clinical management of humans infected by avian influenza; Measures to contains an avian influenza pandemic.


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