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|11 March 2005: INFLUENZA PANDEMIC: A REAL AND PRESENT THREAT|
|NEW ZELAND: Influenza is a very real and present threat to New Zealanders and a global pandemic in the near future could seriously challenge the capacity of our public and primary health systems. This emerges from papers in the latest New Zealand Medical Journal, using models which suggest that during a global influenza pandemic:|
The paper by Nick Wilson, Osman Mansoor and Michael Baker of the Wellington School of Medicine uses an established model from the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention based on experience in 1957 and later pandemics.
Source: Scoop - New Zeland's Independent News Media [Press Release New Zealand Medical Association]
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