Influenza A (H5N1): Will it be the next pandemic influenza? Are we ready?

John G. Bartlett, Frederick G. Hayden

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Influenza experts have been predicting a pandemic flu for many years. What they fear most is an epidemic like the Spanish flu of 1918 to 1919-the largest outbreak of fatal infectious disease during the past century. Avian influenza (influenza A [H5N1]) appears to have the potential to cause a worldwide pandemic. So how real is this risk?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)460-462
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Sep 20 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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