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Monday, July 04, 2005

BBC: Bird Flu May Evolve Into Global Flu Pandemic

Scientists meeting in Malaysia have warned the world has reached a tipping point in the fight against bird flu.

They are calling on rich nations to pump resources into countries fighting bird flu or risk a global flu pandemic.

The conference's focus is protecting farm and market workers and preparing medics and vets for an outbreak.

The World Health Organization (WHO) wants a strategy to prevent viruses leaping from animals to humans, and creating a hybrid flu germ...


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