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Evaluating pandemic risk

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39269.416435.DE (Published 12 July 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:59
  1. Susan Chu, editor, Flu Wiki
  1. Oxfordshire OX7 4HT
  1. susanchu{at}fluwikie.co.uk

    Delamothe asks why we should be any more worried about pandemic flu in 2007 than in 1997 or 2017.1 There are certain observable biological events (such as repeated human infections by a novel avian virus) that are potential precursors to a pandemic and may give us some warning of what might be imminent, a luxury that previous generations did …

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