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WHO Issues New Warning Of Global Bird Flu Pandemic

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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World health experts warned nations to step up preparations for a possible global flu pandemic, which remains a substantial threat. The coordinator of the World Health Organization's flu program told about 150 health experts from various governments they need to update their preparedness plans because the H5N1 virus could still mutate and be passed among humans. Keiji Fukuda, the coordinator, said the plans of some countries consist of no more than a piece of paper, even though the viruses are much better understood than few years ago. Current WHO stockpiles count about 5 million antiviral courses. (Click here for more
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