Influenza viruses present one of the major infectious disease threats to the human population, with the recently emerging, highly pathogenic avian influenza strain, H5N1, causing particular concern. A virulent influenza pandemic has the potential to kill more than 100 million people worldwide. This paper analyzes the current supply of influenza vaccines, the predicted demand for influenza vaccines in case of a pandemic, and new vaccine technologies that could provide for the world’s demand in a pandemic situation.

Author(s): Oliver Wyman

Corporate author(s): PATH

Publication date: October 2007

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Related regions: Global

See also: Emerging and epidemic diseases > Influenza

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