Avian influenza: An emerging pandemic threat
Xian Wen Jin, MD, PhD
Department of General Internal Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Sherif B. Mossad, MD
Department of Infectious Diseases, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Address: Xian Wen Jin, MD, PhD, Department of General Internal Medicine, S70, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195; e-mail email@example.com
ABSTRACTWhile we are facing the threat of an emerging pandemic from the current avian flu outbreak in Asia, we have learned important traits of the virus responsible for the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic that made it so deadly. By using stockpiled antiviral drugs effectively and developing an effective vaccine, we can be in a better position than ever to mitigate the global impact of an avian influenza pandemic.