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Avian Influenza: Catastrophe Waiting in the Wings?

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Science  17 Dec 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5704, pp. 2016
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5704.2016

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Experts fear that H5N1, the avian influenza strain that swept across eastern Asia in 2004, could spawn a new influenza pandemic--a public health disaster of potentially devastating proportions.