Planning for the next pandemic of influenza.

  title={Planning for the next pandemic of influenza.},
  author={Ian David Gust and Alan W. Hampson and Daniel Lavanchy},
  journal={Reviews in medical virology},
  volume={11 1},
Worldwide influenza pandemics have occurred at irregular and unpredictable intervals throughout history and it is confidently expected that they will continue to occur in the future. It is now recognised that these pandemics result when avian influenza A viruses succeed in adaptation to and transmission between humans. The impact of pandemic influenza is substantial in terms of morbidity, mortality and economic cost and there is the potential for serious social disruption. Influenza vaccines… CONTINUE READING

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