UN NEWS CENTRE   New UN study urges sustained momentum to tackle human, animal influenza threats 14 April 2010 – While there has been substantial global progress towards pandemic preparedness in recent years, it is vital to maintain that momentum to respond effectively to existing and possible future threats, according to a new study by the United Nations and the World Bank. “Continued global vigilance for infectious disease outbreaks and pandemics is of critical importance for health security and well-being,” says the report, entitled “Animal and pandemic influenza: a framework for sustaining momentum.” The report notes that an estimated 75 per cent of new human diseases originate in animals… For more please see: