Planning for surge of disaster victims? Discharge the healthiest from every hospital, experts advise
A nationwide blue-ribbon panel of health care experts recommends that hospital plans for a surge of disaster victims should begin with a strategy to empty their beds of relatively healthier patients. ‘Surge capacity’ scheme influenced by Katrina and September 11
12/5/2006 08:00 PM

Bird flu virus still a powerful threat.
The H5N1 bird flu virus remains a powerful threat to animals and humans, and the most vulnerable regions include southeast Asia, Africa, eastern Europe and the Caucasus, the U.N. food agency said Wednesday.
12/5/2006 03:00 PM