Saturday, May 2, 2009

VOAVideo: World Health Organization Raises Swine Flu Pandemic Level

The World Health Organization late Wednesday raised the pandemic alert on swine influenza from a level four to five. The WHO says the declaration of phase five is a strong signal that a pandemic is imminent and that the time is short to finalize preparations. WHO health officials also did not rule out raising the level to the highest, six, defined as a global pandemic.

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