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WHO Chief Declares Swine Flu Outbreak Serious

by VR Sreeraman on  April 26, 2009 at 10:18 AM Tropical Disease News   - G J E 4
The outbreak of a new multi-strain swine flu virus transmitted from human to human that has killed up to 60 people in Mexico is a "serious situation" with a "pandemic potential", the head of the World Health Organisation said Saturday.
 WHO Chief Declares Swine Flu Outbreak Serious
WHO Chief Declares Swine Flu Outbreak Serious
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"A new virus is responsible" for the cases reported in Mexico and the United States, WHO Director General Margaret Chan said in a telephone press conference, adding: "It is a serious situation which needs to be closely followed."

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Source: AFP
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