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Physicians’ perception of pandemic influenza
  1. Nigel Curtis (nigel.curtis{at}
  1. University of Melbourne, Australia
    1. Andrew J Pollard (andrew.pollard{at}
    1. University of Oxford, United Kingdom


      First paragraph of letter:The possibility of a human influenza pandemic, arising from either mutation of an avian influenza virus or reassortment with a human strain, has received much attention and media exposure. Although there are some dissenters, the expert consensus remains that a pandemic is almost inevitable. The need for a greater appreciation of the risks and challenges posed by avian influenza, and the need for doctors to draw attention to this 'predicament of extraordinary proportions' has recently been highlighted.

      • avian influenza
      • neuraminidase inhibitors
      • pandemic influenza
      • physicians' perception

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