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Flu: WHO Considers Phase 6

 

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.

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      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?

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