What Global Disease Threat Worries Public-Health Officials M
Every year on average we identify one new pathogen. And every day on average, we at CDC start a new investigation that could detect a new pathogen.

But frankly, pandemic influenza is what worries us most.Bill Gates has said there are really only two things that could kill 10 million people around the world. Nuclear war and a biological event, either intentional or natural. It has happened before—in 1918 and 1919, 50 million to 100 million people were killed. Even the 1957 influenza pandemic, which most people haven’t heard of, cost 3% of the world’s gross domestic product....