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October 15, 2005

HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt: Preventing Bird Flu Pandemic Impossible

"HAIPHONG, Vietnam - After wandering amid cages of birds and rabbits at an open-air market in Hanoi, after watching the gutting of a freshly slaughtered chicken, and after visiting a Haiphong family sickened by bird flu, the United States' top health official came to a grim conclusion: Preventing the start of a global flu outbreak is just about impossible." More


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