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How Would the U.S. Respond to a Flu Pandemic?

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How Would the U.S. Respond to a Flu Pandemic?

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How Would the U.S. Respond to a Flu Pandemic?

How Would the U.S. Respond to a Flu Pandemic?

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The avian flu now spreading though Southeast Asia, Russia and parts of Europe has the hallmarks of a pandemic in the making. How is the U.S. scientific community preparing for the possibility of a widespread outbreak?

Guests:

Michael Osterholm, director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy; associate director, Department of Homeland Security's National Center for Food Protection and Defense; professor in the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota