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September 12, 2005

SouthWesternOntario.ca: Town and Health officials prepare for flu pandemicBlogPulse Search Results for: influenza pandemic

Influenza pandemics are worldwide events that have taken place three to four times per century....We do believe that we will need volunteers during the pandemic. ... " The World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned since an outbreak of avian influenza occurred in Hong Kong in 1997 which infected eighteen people, six of t hem dying because of the H5N1 strain....They occur when a new influenza A virus appears that is capable of causing widespread illness and death in a susceptible world population. ... In the Medical Officer’s presentation to council, it was explained how representatives of the health care sector are planning and preparing for the pandemic t...

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