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2009 H1N1 pandemic -- what went right and what went wrong?

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In this week's PLoS Medicine, Gabriel Leung from the Government of the Hong Kong SAR and Angus Nicoll from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control offer their reflections on the international response to the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, including what went well and what changes need to be made on the part of global and national authorities in anticipation of future flu pandemics.

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Funding: No specific funding was received for this article.

Competing Interests: The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Food and Health Bureau, Government of the Hong Kong SAR, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Each of the authors declares no conflict of interest, financial or otherwise. AN is on long-term secondment to ECDC from the UK Health Protection Agency.

Citation: Leung GM, Nicoll A (2010) Reflections on Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 and the International

Response. PLoS Med 7(10): e1000346. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000346

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CONTACT:

Gabriel Leung
Food and Health Bureau,
Government of the Hong Kong SAR,
People's Republic of China,
gmleung@fhb.gov.hk

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