Flu Pandemic: Seattle at Risk (Part II)

August 8, 2005
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Bird flu is a threat globally. If it becomes a worldwide pandemic, people will need to respond at every level, including locally... ...According to a report from Trust for America's Health, a severe pandemic might kill 21,820 Washingtonians and cause nearly 118,000 extra hospitalizations. Such an outbreak would overwhelm hospitals' normal bed capacity, equipment such as ventilators and the health care work force.

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