Report from the field: Fifth vaccine renaissance in Providence RI
Volume 8, Issue 7
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Pages 1006 - 1009http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/hv.19779
Authors: Denice Spero, Nikolai Petrovsky and Annie S. De Groot View affiliations
When the next pandemic emerges, will we be ready? Experts say that the number of animal to human ‘species jumps’ is bound to increase as populations increase and the speed of travel between continents accelerates. Typical pandemic timelines no longer apply.1 Pandemic H1N1 traveled the world in just weeks, as did SARS, despite major efforts to contain both outbreaks. The danger of emerging infectious disease to global health is compounded by the potential threat for malevolent bioengineering of existing pathogens and their deliberate dissemination.2
Received: February 14, 2012; Accepted: February 21, 2012; Published Online: July 1, 2012
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