Influenza

Avian influenza: assessing the pandemic threat

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WHO

Publication details

Number of pages: 64
Publication date: 2005
Languages: English, French, Russian
WHO reference number: pandemic threat

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Overview

This publication evaluates the present pandemic threat on the basis of what we know about pandemics, influenza A viruses, and the H5N1 virus in particular. It draws together some current facts and figures, evidence from the past, and some best-guess speculations useful in assessing the present situation and understanding its multiple implications for human health.