Sunday, February 14th, 2010
The World Health Organisation said Thursday that its emergency panel of swine flu experts would meet this month to formally determine whether the pandemic has passed its peak.
“WHO will be asking the emergency committee to convene later this month to review the situation and provide the WHO with guidance on whether we are entering a post peak period,” said Keiji Fukuda, Special Adviser to the WHO Director-General on Pandemic Influenza.
“What we are hoping for is that the worst is behind us,” Fukuda said during a telephone news briefing.
The A(H1N1) flu pandemic was generally tailing off in most parts of the world and appeared to be entering a transitional period, according to the UN health agency.
However, Fukuda cautioned that there could be no abrupt end to the pandemic alert triggered last year.
This article was posted: Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 5:48 am