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UK avian flu surveillance system is inadequate, Lords inquiry is told

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7522.921-a (Published 20 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:921
  1. Adrian O' Dowd
  1. London

    The surveillance needed to identify the conditions leading to the spread of avian influenza from poultry to humans is not in place, a House of Lords committee heard last week.

    This warning was given during the opening public session of the inquiry into pandemic influenza being carried out by the Lords'Science and Technology Select Committee. The inquiry will focus on the risk of a pandemic and …

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