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Improving preparedness for the next flu pandemic

Pandemic influenza remains the single greatest threat to global heath security. Efforts to increase our preparedness, by improving predictions of viral emergence, spread and disease severity, by targeting reduced transmission and improved vaccination and by mitigating health impacts in low- and middle-income countries, should receive renewed urgency.

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Fig. 1: Detected human infections with avian and swine influenza viruses.