Avian Flu Pandemic, Part 2

The World Health Organization counts 62 human fatalities since the Asian bird flu outbreak was detected two years ago. The coordinator of the WHO global influenza program stopped in Houston to be honored by the University of Texas Health Science Center.

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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.

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Ed Mayberry

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Ed Mayberry has worked in radio since 1971, with many of those years spent on the rock 'n' roll disc jockey side of the business...