[Swine influenza] Now we live in phase 5 of pandemic alert

The World Health Organization (WHO) has just raised the pandemic alert to phase 5 (out of 6):

Based on assessment of all available information and following several expert consultations, Dr Margaret Chan, WHO’s Director-General raised the current level of influenza pandemic alert from phase 4 to 5. She stated that all countries should immediately activate their pandemic preparedness plans. At this stage, effective and essential measures include heightened surveillance, early detection and treatment of cases, and infection control in all health facilities.

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