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Scientists Take Steps To Learn More About New, Emerging Diseases Such As MERS, Avian Influenza

Reuters: MERS, Ebola, bird flu: Science’s big missed opportunities
“…Those [in Europe who agree to participate in a flu clinical trial this year] could be helping the world prepare for the next potentially deadly disease pandemic as well as helping scientists who are now desperate to plug gaps in knowledge left by previous missed opportunities. Scientists are largely in the dark about how to stop or treat the slew of never-seen-before global health problems of recent years, from the emergence of the deadly MERS virus in Saudi Arabia, to a new killer strain of bird flu in China and an unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa…” (Kelland, 10/26).

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