sábado, 13 de junio de 2009

Global Influenza Pandemic Declared

Global Influenza Pandemic Declared

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 11, 2009 (ENS) - The world is now in the early days of a global pandemic of novel H1N1 influenza, the World Health Organization announced today. WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said she has decided to raise the level of pandemic alert from Phase 5 to Phase 6, which indicates that a global pandemic is underway. Since the virus was first detected in April, 74 countries have reported 28,774 laboratory confirmed cases of the virus, with 144 deaths. Further spread of the virus is "inevitable," said Dr. Chan.

http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/jun2009/2009-06-11-02.asp