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Science  18 Nov 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5751, pp. 1099
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5751.1099b

The bird flu virus (H5N1) spreading from Asia to Europe has the world worried about a possible human flu pandemic. For the latest on avian influenza and other microbial threats, click over to the Web site of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. The clearinghouse holds information on more than a dozen illnesses, from SARS to potential bioterrorism weapons such as bubonic plague. Visitors can read daily news reports, abstracts of recent papers, and other documents. For some diseases, you'll find backgrounders that describe symptoms, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment.

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