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CDC: 5 ways diseases in other countries pose a threat

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

CNN: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention launched the Global Health Security Agenda alongside more than 25 nations and international organizations to accelerate progress towards a infectious disease-free world.

The flu could threaten millions. Even in a mild year for flu, in the United States alone, there are thousands of deaths, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and billions of dollars in productivity losses.

In a pandemic, millions of people worldwide could be killed. H7N9 influenza, also known as bird flu, is spreading in China, though fortunately it has not mutated to become an infectious disease outbreak that could threaten the health of people around the world.

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