Monday, July 13, 2009
The UN’s top health official has opened a forum in Mexico on combating swine flu by saying that the spread of the virus worldwide is now unstoppable.
World Health Organization head Margaret Chan added that the holding of the meeting in Cancun showed confidence in Mexico, which has been hard hit.
The WHO says most H1N1 cases are mild, with many people recovering unaided.
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As the summit opened, the UK alone was projecting more than 100,000 new cases of H1N1 a day by the end of the summer.
While Mexico in the northern hemisphere has seen swine flu cases decreased, the peak of the flu season is approaching in South America and some areas have declared a public health emergency.
This article was posted: Monday, July 13, 2009 at 1:14 pm