Protecting the more than 13 million US health workers from becoming infected with influenza virus or spreading the infection to family members and patients will be key to preventing progression of an influenza pandemic. Yet a recent Institute of Medicine report finds the nation woefully unprepared to provide the necessary personal protective equipment to health personnel (http://www.iom.edu/CMS/3740/29908/46095.aspx).
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