WHO Chief Declares Swine Flu Outbreak Serious

by VR Sreeraman on  April 26, 2009 at 10:18 AM Tropical Disease News
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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

"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."

Source: AFP
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