Thursday, April 30, 2009

Swine Flu Update april 30 2009

Yesterday april 29 Dr. Margaret Chan director-general of WHO raised the alert phase of pandemic Influenza from 4 to 5.

Offcial announcement from WHO:

Ladies and gentlemen,

Based on assessment of all available information, and following several expert consultations, I have decided to raise the current level of influenza pandemic alert from phase 4 to phase 5.

Influenza pandemics must be taken seriously precisely because of their capacity to spread rapidly to every country in the world.
On the positive side, the world is better prepared for an influenza pandemic than at any time in history.

Preparedness measures undertaken because of the threat from H5N1 avian influenza were an investment, and we are now benefitting from this investment.

For the first time in history, we can track the evolution of a pandemic in real-time...

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