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Early Detection & Rapid Containment Key to Containment of Bird Flu – MedDay has the solution

Pressmeddelande   •   Apr 06, 2006 15:00 CEST

Increased preparedness can slow down the initial spread of the pandemic and according to WHO, each day gained of a rapidly detected pandemic virus, allows the production of 5 million doses of a pandemic vaccine, says Sophia Salenius, Managing Director, MedDay AB. Therefore each added day gives countries additional time to adapt to an emergency situation.

The success of a strategy for containing an emerging pandemic virus is strictly time dependent: modelling studies suggest that mass administration of antiviral drugs must begin within 21 days following of the first case representing improved human-to human transmission of the virus.