EU nations not prepared for flu pandemic--study

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posted on Feb, 22 2007 @ 09:17 AM
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EU nations not prepared for flu pandemic--study


Source Link: newsinfo.inquirer.net

BRUSSELS -- European nations are at least two years away from being able to effectively handle an influenza pandemic, such as an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus, a report published Thursday warns.

"It is a question of 'when' not 'if' a pandemic will occur," said Zsuzsanna Jakob, director of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control which carried out the study.

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