Outbreak of a flu-like illness could circulate the world in 36 hours and kill 80million people – report


A flu-like illness could travel around the world in 36 hours and kill 80million people, experts have warned.

A century ago the Spanish flu pandemic infected a third of the world’s population and killed 50million people.

If a similar outbreak were to happen with today’s constantly-travelling population, the effects could be even worse, a report has suggested.

The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), a team of health experts led by a former chief of the World Health Organization, has produced the report to try and spur world leaders into action.

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Source: MailOnline