WHO Declares Swine Flu Pandemic

The United Nations World Health Organization “has declared a global flu pandemic after holding an emergency meeting,” reports the British Broadcasting Corporation. “… It means the swine flu virus is spreading in at least two regions of the world with rising cases being seen in the UK, Australia, Japan and Chile. The move does not necessarily mean the virus is causing more severe illness or more deaths.” Worldwide, there have been 21,940 cases with 125 deaths, reports WHO—up from 19,273 cases and 117 deaths as of last week. As of Wednesday, the United States had 13,217 confirmed and probable cases of swine flu and 27 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—up from 11,054 cases and 17 deaths as of last week.

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