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Dr. Siegel's "Bird Flu: Everything you need to know about the next Pandemic" is the most comprehensive study available of Influenza scourges of the past, and of the H5N1 Avian Flu which has infected bird populations overseas.

In BIRD FLU, Dr. Marc Siegel cuts through the hype, the facts, the fears, and the realities, to explain what has the experts so worried and why there's plenty of reason to be calm.

According to the Toronto Globe and Mail, "New York University professor and practising internist Marc Siegel is a dab hand at limning public hysteria.... Siegel, a reasonable man, discusses why some experts are worried, but also why panic is vastly premature, as well as a worse threat than the illness itself..."

Among the questions he answers are:

  • What is Bird Flu, and who has it?
  • What can I do to protect my family?
  • Should I stockpile Tamiflu?
  • Will this be like the deadly Spanish Flu of 1918?
  • Why is there no Bird Flu vaccine?
  • Will the annual flu shot protect me?

In his sensible and entertaining style, Siegel looks at the advances we've made in treatments, the research still to be done, and the challenges ahead for Asia to lay out a realistic plan for ending this global threat. While a Bird Flu outbreak in the U.S. seems unlikely, there's still a great deal of work to be done in readying America for outbreaks of any kind.