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H1N1 Flu Spread Could Be as Severe As 1960 Hong Kong Flu: World Bank

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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The H1N1 influenza virus now spreading in the Southern Hemisphere could be as severe as the Hong Kong flu of 1968-69, a new report by the World Bank says. The Bank report said that is a possible outcome even if the virus does not mutate into a more deadly form, as feared. In either case, it said, poor countries face serious consequences because of their lack of capacity to deal with an outbreak. The World Health Organization reports more than 52,000 cases of H5N1 in at least 90 countries. (Click here for more



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