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Officials Race to Head Off a Bird Flu Pandemic

October 11, 2005
by Steve Sternberg
USA Today

Health officials from all over the world are scrambling to figure out how to ward off a global outbreak of deadly flu... ..."We're not prepared. It's the ugly truth," says Shelley Hearne, executive director of Trust for America's Health, a non-profit public health advocacy group. "If our emergency response failed so badly for a Category 5 hurricane, imagine what would happen if a Category 5 viral storm hit every state."

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