Threat of and Planning for Pandemic Flu: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, May 26, 2005   [open pdf - 301KB]

From the opening statement of Nathan Deal: "All of us, I think, can attest to the fact that the fear of a global influenza epidemic or a flu pandemic is certainly one of the greater health challenges and threats that our country faces and our world faces. All of us have different perspectives on this. I have heard people, as we have talked about having a hearing like this, saying that they remembered the Asian Flu, they remembered the flu epidemics when they were in college, and all of these things… You might ask why the linkage with the veterinary testimony. Part of it is the fact that my hometown calls itself the poultry capital of the world, and we have for many, many years, of course, been concerned with Avian Flu and the effects on the poultry industry here and across the world. But there is a direct linkage, as you will hear, in the threat and trying to eliminate the threat within the poultry and fowl of the world so that there is no transmission. So there is a linkage and we certainly want to hear about that today." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Nathan Deal, Marcia Crosse, Anthony S. Fauci, Bruce G. Gellin, Julie L. Gerberding, Phillip Hosbach, Dominick A. Iacuzio, Andrew T. Pavia, and Ralph A. Tripp.

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