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WHO to strengthen rapid response against threat of flu pandemic

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7542.628-d (Published 16 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:628
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. Geneva

    The World Health Organization plans to establish a 100 member strong expert rapid response group that can be deployed at short notice to help contain an outbreak of human pandemic influenza. Keiji Fukuda, the acting cordinator of WHO's global influenza programme, told reporters that the health agency was initially trying to identify about 100 experts worldwide in epidemiology and laboratory and operational logistics.

    “There will be intensive training of a number of individuals from around the world, and we will develop a roster of people who have received a great deal of training …

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