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Monday, January 24

"This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper." -- T. S. Eliot

"The World Health Organisation said the outbreak of avian flu in south-east Asia, which infected 44 humans and caused 32 deaths in Vietnam and Thailand last year, posed a bigger threat to global health than the tsunami which devastated the region. The world was closer to an influenza pandemic now than at any time since 1968, and the present situation resembled that which led to the 1918 pandemic that probably caused more than 40 million deaths, the WHO said in a report."
Read it all here in the London Independent.

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