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Global network could avert pandemics

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Good surveillance is key to responding to a bird flu pandemic. Jean-Paul Chretien, David L. Blazes and their colleagues propose a new network of labs modelled on existing military facilities.

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We thank David Heymann for manuscript review and discussion. The opinions are the views of the authors, and are not to be construed as official views of the Departments of the Army or Navy, or the Department of Defense. Several of the authors are military service members. This work was prepared as part of their official duties. Title 17 U.S.C. 105 provides that ‘Copyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government.’ Title 17 U.S.C. 101 defines a US Government work as a work prepared by a military service member or employee of the US Government as part of that person's official duties.

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  1. J. P. Chretien, J. C. Gaydos and J. L. Malone are at the DoD-GEIS, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA

    • J. P. Chretien
    • , J. C. Gaydos
    •  & J. L. Malone
  2. D. L. Blazes is at the US Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Lima, Peru.

    • D. L. Blazes

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