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October 15, 2005

Deadly Flu Virus Pandemic is Inevitable

The next human pandemic is "inevitable" and the world must prepare now against bird flu and other potentially deadly viruses, a top U.S. government scientist said on Saturday. [more]

"It's been over 30 years since we've had a pandemic, so inevitably we are going to have a pandemic within a reasonable period of time," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

The virus does have the potential to affect large population centers in which there is significant contact between humans and animals. The real danger, however, is that the virus mutates and begins spreading between people.

Posted by Blogorithm at October 15, 2005 12:37 PM

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