I’m sure that everyone has heard of the bird flu and its progression around the world. In a Wall Street Journal article the Bush administration, along with many other countries, is campaigning to get people to prepare for an outbreak. A WHO official warned that there are "black holes" in the international network for monitoring the spread of bird flu. Alan Hay, the director of the WHO's influenza-reference center, said some countries lack adequate monitoring systems while others are reluctant to share information, the Scotsman reported. I certainly hope that with a world cooperation this and the next possible pandemic will turn out like the sars cases several years ago.