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WHO Pandemic Influenza Draft Protocol for Rapid Response and Containment   [open pdf - 190KB]

"No attempt has ever been made to alter the natural course of a pandemic near its start. Moreover, given the unpredictable behaviour of influenza viruses, no one can know in advance whether the start of a pandemic will begin gradually, following the emergence of a virus not yet fully adapted to humans, or be announced by a sudden explosion of cases, thereby precluding any attempt at containment. International concern about the threat posed by the H5N1 virus has stimulated intense research efforts aimed at improving the understanding of this virus and its pandemic potential. Recommended actions in this protocol are expected to evolve as knowledge about this virus in particular, and pandemic influenza in general, continues to improve."

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2006-05-30
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