Health officials at a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Directing
Council meeting last month endorsed creating a plan of action for nations
of the Americas to limit illness and deaths during a potentially catastrophic
The possibility of a pandemic caused by a virulent new influenza virus
strain should be considered one of "the greatest public health concerns" in
the Americas, according to a report presented at the meeting (http://www.paho.org/English/GOV/CD/cd44-13-e.pdf).
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