A Hot Zone In The Heartland

September 9, 2005
Business Week

There's a fast-spreading avian flu virus killing millions of chickens in Asia, and it has mutated into one that is transmitted among humans... ...The nonprofit Trust for America's Health estimates that the economic impact of a moderate-size flu pandemic on the U.S. could reach $166.5 billion from death and lost productivity alone. That figure excludes "other disruptions to commerce and society."

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