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U.S. overdue for bird flu, experts warn

February 7, 2007
by By Jessica Braunschweig
United Press International

The threat of avian influenza has returned. But public-health officials at the recent 2007 Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza conference said the risk never left. In fact, the chances for such an outbreak have only increased. In an interview with United Press International, health expert Jeffrey Levi warned against the looming reality: "Pandemics happen three times a century, and we're overdue."

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