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Report: US unready for bird flu

More needs to be done to avert a pandemic, GAO says

By LENA H. SUN THE WASHINGTON POST

This article was published May 14, 2017 at 2:06 a.m.

If the United States were suddenly facing a potential avian influenza pandemic, just one U.S. manufacturer could be counted on to make human pandemic flu vaccine here. And although the chickens that lay the eggs used in the process are themselves susceptible to the virus, until an emergency arises, only voluntary and often inadequate measures by poultry producers are in place to protect flocks, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

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