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WHO says world is not ready for flu outbreak

Organization says that despite efforts from avian influenza H1N1, we need a greater contingency planning

 
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Warning was made during the Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO
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Warning was made during the Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization
Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday (21) that the world is still unprepared to deal with a flu outbreak of large-scale, with fears that the H7N9 virus could spread in China.

The Assistant Director-General of WHO, Keiji Fukuda, told a meeting that despite the efforts made since the H1N1 flu three years ago, we need a greater contingency planning. Although work has been done since then, the world is not prepared for a large and severe outbreak, said Fukuda.

The rapid reaction systems are crucial, since the efforts of health authorities are limited by lack of knowledge of the disease, he added. When people are afflicted by an emerging disease, you can not just go to a book and know what to do.

The Director-General of WHO, Margaret Chan, said that any new influenza viruses that infect humans has the potential to become a global health threat. According to the latest figures, avian influenza H7N9 has infected 130 people and killed 35 in China since it was first detected in humans in March this year.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
   Palavras-chave:   Flu    H7N9    H1N1    World Health Organization    Influenza    Avian influenza    Keiji Fukuda    Margaret Chan   
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