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Swine flu pandemic has begun

June 12, 2009

From yahoonews quoting AFP: The World Health Organization has declared a swine flu pandemic on Thursday(around Friday 4.30am Brunei time) – the first global flu epidemic in 41 years as infections in the US, Eruope, Australia, South America and elsewhere climbed to nearly 30,000 cases.

WHO Chief, Dr Margaret Chan made the announcement after the UN agency held an emergency meeting with medical experts. Dr Chan she is moving to Phase 6 – the agency’s highest alert level which means a pandemic or global epidemic is under way.

Read more on the news.

Remember Brunei’s Healthline: 2384234 or 145.

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