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Africa is ill equipped to fight a bird flu epidemic

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 16 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:380
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    The emergence of the H5N1 strain of avian influenza in several countries in Europe and Africa last week has led the World Health Organization to issue a warning. It said: “H5N1 is spreading rapidly across the world. All countries must take measures to protect human health against avian flu, and prepare for a pandemic.”

    H5N1 has now been identified in migratory swans in Italy, Greece, and Slovenia, but it is the arrival of the virus in …

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