WHO Claims – A Matter of Time for New Pandemic Flu

The World Health Organization claims it is a matter of time only for a new flu pandemic to arrive. The are urging the international community to step up efforts to fight any future pandemics.

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Pandemic flu can be spread from animals to people

Health experts converged in Mexico this week to to discuss plans how to starve off another flu pandemic.  They are working on a coordinated response globally for the flu threat.

With a stark warning for conference participants that another deadly pandemic is a matter of when and not if, WHO Assistant Director-General of Health Security and Environment Keiji Fukuda urged the world to speed up efforts on an action plan against future contagion.

“We do face the risk of another pandemic in the future. We know that the viruses which can cause influenza pandemic circulate in animals and then we don’t know when one of those viruses then becomes highly infectious for people and then spreads around the world. We also don’t know when something like that happens, which we do expect in the future someday, when something like that happens we don’t know how severe the effect will be,” he said.

Symptoms of H1N1 include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Pneumonia

Ways to Avoid the Flu:

  • Flu Shots
  • Stay out of Crowds
  • Wash Your Hands Properly

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