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Title:Bird Flu: A Historical PerspectiveWord Count:643Summary:Recent outbreaks have put bird flu disease at the center stage of the globalhealth community. The possibility of a global pandemic is serious enough thatdeaths caused by bird flu warrant a closer examination.Keywords:bird flu, avian flu, h5n1, healthArticle Body:Recent outbreaks have put avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu disease,at the center stage of the global health community. From relative anonymity, thedisease acquired notoriety for itself when it claimed more than fifty humanlives. The deaths from bird flu disease are relatively small when compared tothe number of deaths from other diseases. However, the possibility of a globalpandemic is serious enough that deaths caused by bird flu warrant a closerexamination and alarm.Another pandemic waiting to happenOfficials at the World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the world is ripefor another influenza pandemic. An influenza pandemic occurs roughly every 30-40

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Influenza pandemic, Pandemic, World Health Organization, bird flu, Avian influenza

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