Monday, 4 May 2009

No meeting scheduled to review pandemic level - WHO

No meeting scheduled to review pandemic level - WHO
GENEVA, May 3 (Reuters)
The World Health Organisation's emergency committee has no meeting currently scheduled to review the global pandemic level, a WHO spokesman said on Sunday.
Last week the WHO increased its pandemic level two notches, from 3 to 5 on a 6-point scale. Asked if that level may be raised again to the top level, which would trigger a series of measures to help poor countries fight an outbreak, the spokesman said: "That is not very easy to predict.""We cannot lower our guard," he told a news briefing.
He also said that world trade in meat should not be restricted as a result of the outbreak.
(Reporting by Laura MacInnis, edited by Richard Meares) (For more Reuters swine flu coverage, please see: http:/www.reuters.com/news/globalcoverage/swineflu )

1 comment:

Past Expiry said...

Speaking of the WHO, check out this WHO inspired cartoon!
http://pastexpiry.blogspot.com/2009/05/cartoon-swine-flu-inspector.html

*CARTOON*

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