WHO director calls for sample sharing

05/17/2007 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, told 193 member nations that the threat of a flu pandemic is the greatest threat of the century. Sharing bird-flu samples is vital to discovering new resistance patterns to ensure stockpiles of vaccines and antivirals are not wasted, she said.

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