It may Not be the End of Swine Flu Pandemic Yet : WHO

by Savitha C Muppala on  December 18, 2009 at 11:51 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Senior World Health Organisation official Keiji Fukuda said Thursday that it was too early to declare the swine flu pandemic over, as it continues at "high levels" in parts of Europe and central Asia.
  • The global death toll since the swine flu pandemic first emerged in April is approaching the 10,000 mark
  • The WHO said it would support most vulnerable poorer countries by providing them with limited vaccine supplies

Although the A(H1N1) flu virus is peaking in parts of the northern hemisphere and is hardly present in the south, Fukuda said there was an unproven possibility that there could be another wave later in the winter.

"It really probably remains too early to call the pandemic over," Fukuda said in a weekly telephone news conference.

Source: AFP

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