Next human pandemic "inevitable," says U.S. scientist - Yahoo! News: "By Darren Schuettler Sat Oct 15, 8:11 AM ET
HAIPHONG, Vietnam (Reuters) - The next human pandemic is 'inevitable' and the world must prepare now against bird flu and other potentially deadly viruses, a top U.S. government scientist said on Saturday.
'It's been over 30 years since we've had a pandemic, so inevitably we are going to have a pandemic within a reasonable period of time,' said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
'It's not a matter of when or if,' he told reporters in Vietnam, where 41 people have died from the H5N1 virus that has now spread to Europe."