"Swine Flu No Longer a Pandemic"

"GENEVA, Switzerland -- The virus commonly called swine flu has 'run its course,' World Health Organization Director-General said today. But while the pandemic danger is over the swine flu, or H1N1, has not gone away, it has just become more like seasonal influenzas.

Dr. Margaret Chan told reporters that the world is no longer in Phase 6 of influenza pandemic alert. 'We are now moving into the post-pandemic period,' she said. 'The new H1N1 virus has largely run its course.'

The WHO Emergency Committee, convened today by teleconference, determined that the pandemic no longer exists. "

Environment News Service had the story August 10, 2010.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010