WHO Wrangles Over Flu Threat

"WHO chief Margaret Chan warned Monday that the world might be facing the calm before a swine flu storm as she faced pressure from Britain, Japan and other nations not to rush into declaring a pandemic.

Chan expressed her concern at the opening of the World Health Organisation's annual assembly, after a sharp rise in swine flu infections in Japan and fears that the virus could take hold in another continent beyond its source in North America."

AFP had the story May 18, 2009.


Source: AFP, 05/19/2009