Death on the Wing

Oct. 17, 2005

I'm worried about an outbreak of avian flu in Europe [Oct. 17]. But as a Hungarian, I'm happy that doctors in my country are far along in developing a vaccine against the deadly h5n1 strain of Asian bird flu. The faster we get the antiviral drugs to fight this disease, the more people will survive it. But how many are going to die before we do get the drugs? The prototype of the vaccine has produced positive results in humans, and Hungary should be able to produce it in large quantities. We must learn to live with and combat this...

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