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In their article, Drs Morens and Fauci review several topics, including the origins of the 1918 pandemic influenza virus, the excess mortality of the pandemic, the predilection the young and healthy, the lower than expected mortality among the elderly have spread and the cyclical nature of influenza pandemics in the past 100 years, such topics are as relevant today as highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza viruses from Asia to the Middle East, Europe and Africa reviews .

Drs Fauci and Morens the conclusion is that the best hope for the future in the development and stockpiling broad protective influenza vaccines. In the meantime, prevention efforts logistical planning, increased surveillance, the development of medical countermeasures, an improved understanding of pandemic risks, and an aggressive and broad research agenda be addressed.