Sunday, September 28, 2008

World Killing Flu Closer Than Most Think

Pandemics don't just happen; humans play a strong role in their development. When a billion or so people all want to buy live poultry (ducks, geese and chickens) to celebrate Lunar New Year each February, they also create the conditions needed to "grow" a new form of flu and with a 60% probability, pandemic "killing" flu. New thinking is needed but governments are staying with rerunning the past and not getting out of the box to new solutions.
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The World Health Organisation (WHO) believes the world is
now closer to another influenza pandemic at any time since the last
outbreak in 1968.

The possibility is a pandemic (H5N1) threat having a
reported case fatality rate above 60%.

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