WHO Officially Declares Swine Flu Pandemic Over

by VR Sreeraman on  August 11, 2010 at 12:50 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
World Health Organisation director general Margaret Chan announced Tuesday the end of the swine flu pandemic, more than a year after it was declared.
 WHO Officially Declares Swine Flu Pandemic Over
WHO Officially Declares Swine Flu Pandemic Over

"The world is no longer in phase six of the pandemic alert. We are now moving into the post-pandemic period," Chan said in a telephone news conference.

"The new H1N1 virus has largely run its course," she added.

The top phase of the WHO's six tier pandemic alert scale corresponds to a pandemic, or global spread of a disease.

The step followed advice given earlier Tuesday by the WHO's advisory emergency committee of 15 external scientists headed by Australian infectious diseases expert John Mackenzie.

Source: AFP

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