Are you Ready for a Pandemic?
Pandemics have occurred over centuries but often many years apart. The most recent one was the 1918 flu pandemic which killed 40 to 50 million people, more people than died in World War 1. With more global mobility of people now it seems inevitable that pandemics will continue. Avian flu is the current risk. So far the death toll is 115 from 208 cases. 10 things you need to know are http://www.who.int/csr/disease/influenza/pandemic10things/en/index.html
You can keep up to date with the spread of avian flu at http://www.who.int/csr/disease/avian_influenza/country/cases_table_2006_05_12/en/index.html
Posted Friday, 12 May 2006
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