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Influenza: Options to Improve Pandemic Preparation

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Science  22 Jun 2012:
Vol. 336, Issue 6088, pp. 1531-1533
DOI: 10.1126/science.1221466


  • Fig. 1

    Summary of the activities that occurred in 2009 from day 0 of the pandemic on 18 March 2009, when the first case of H1N1 virus was reported in Mexico, to November and December (months 8 and 9), when large quantities of the pandemic vaccine became available. Data are adapted from (22, 23); only qualitative data are shown. The figure shows that in 2009 the vaccine became available after the peak of viral infection. The options available today to improve pandemic preparation are shown above the graph. The four options on the left are preparations in advance of a pandemic; the three on the right are elements of executing a pandemic response. [Source: Doug Jordan/CDC]

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