Avian Flu Pandemic, Part 2
by: Ed Mayberry, November 4, 2005 5:11:00 am
The coordinator of the World Health Organization's Global Influenza Program received the President's Award for Leadership in Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center.
Klaus Stohr directs the W-H-O Influenza Surveillance Network, providing advice for authorities on policies for pandemic preparedness.
The new virus will become the normal seasonal virus in the future.
Dr. Stohr says we are now find ourselves in a window of opportunity.
The World Bank figures a pandemic in people could cost the global economy as much as 800-billion dollars.