Hallinan, Conn; Bloice, Carl
July 2005
Revolution: The Journal for RNs & Patient Advocacy;Jul/Aug2005, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p12
The article provides information on the impact of avian flu pandemic on public health in the United States. H5N1-A is only a threat to those exposed to infected birds. H5N1 has a mortality rate of between 47 percent and 83 percent. Public health budgets are being systematically starved of funding. Early intervention is the key to preventing or moderating an avian flu pandemic. World Health Organization recommended a crash program on developing a vaccine and stockpiling the anti-viral drug Tamiflu. INSET: PAST AS PROLOGUE?.


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