Friday, May 8, 2009
Governments Prepare for H1N1 Pandemic
VOAVideo: Governments Prepare for H1N1 Pandemic
The World Health Organization reported Wednesday (May 6) that 22 countries have officially reported a total of more than 1500 cases of Influenza A H1N1 infection. Mexico continues to report the greatest number of cases (822), with more than 400 confirmed in the United States. The WHO has so far refrained from calling this a level six global pandemic, but one U.S. health official said he would not be surprised if that does not happen eventually. VOA's Melinda Smith has an update on efforts to prepare for the months ahead.