WHO says world moving closer to Phase 6 flu
Tue Jun 2, 2009 12:31pm EDT
GENEVA (Reuters) – The spread of H1N1 flu in Australia, Britain, Chile, Japan and Spain has moved the world closer to the top pandemic alert, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.
“We are at Phase 5 but are getting closer to Phase 6,” Keiji Fukuda, acting WHO assistant director-general, told journalists during a telephone conference.
You might also want to check out our April 29, 2009
posting, “Acute Respiratory Retrospective“ for
a perspective that’s reflective… not simply reflexive.
Originally published February 22, 2006 (in the midst
of rampant avian flu concern) as a look back at the
2003 SARS health scare and explores the likelihood
that it was mostly just a test of our then-current level
of medical emergency preparedness.
Could the same be true now?
6 responses to “Flu: WHO Considers Phase 6”
How can I protect myself from influenza A (H1N1)? What should I do if I need medical attention?
1. Wash your hands with hot water and soap regularly or use a good hand sanitiser.
2. Don’t sneeze into your hands. Use a tissue, or lacking one, your sleeve.
3. If someone in your household has the flu, clean doorknobs, taps, flush handles and light switches with a good disinfectant.
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