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12 November 2009 

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Pandemic Fears: Disease in the 21st Century



AIDS, SARS, tuberculosis, Ebola are just some of the threats to public health that can spread faster than ever before in a world of modern high-speed transportation. Recently, avian flu has emerged as a potential human threat.

In this VOA special series, our reporters examine the latest threats and explore how scientists, doctors and public health experts track and treat these diseases.


Avian Flu

 Old Menaces


 New Threats

 Influencing Factors