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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Global lab network for avian flu?

Today's Guardian has picked up on this commentary in Nature. Jean-Paul Chretien, director of the US DoD-GEIS, and colleagues from there and elsewhere, are arguing that there should be a global network of laboratories to improve preparedness for a flu pandemic. The DoD-GEIS is an alerting system for infectious diseases, and is listed on my bird flu webpage. The authors argue that the existing network of military labs provides a model for such a network.

Read the Guardian
Read the Nature commentary (on campus only).

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