EU commissioner says pandemic likely, but may not be deadly

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 01 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1834
  1. Rory Watson
  1. 1Brussels

    European Union governments will increase cooperation among themselves in the fight against the novel flu virus but have not committed themselves to sharing their stockpiles of vaccines and antiflu drugs.

    Health ministers from the 27 EU countries also rejected calls from France to introduce a collective travel ban on flights to Mexico when they held an emergency meeting in Luxembourg on 30 April.

    The cooperation will involve use of a common definition to identify infections, cooperation with drug companies …

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