Friday, June 17, 2005

the next pandemic?

International health officials are warning that a deadly avian influenza virus may soon spread rapidly, overwhelming unprepared health systems in rich and poor countries alike. If the virus mutates to become easily transmittable among humans, the death toll of the resulting global pandemic could number in the millions.

As a call to action, the July/August issue of Foreign Affairs will be publishing a special set of articles.

1 comment:

Orange said...

There's been a lot of news lately, as the virus continues to advance, and the humans continue to do nothing.

My flu blog has the news on the flu, updated every day.