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WHO flu experts meet to consider declaring a pandemic

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-06-11

The World Health Organisation is convening its committee of flu experts on Thursday who will consider recommending the declaration of a pandemic in connection with the Influenza A (H1N1) virus, also known as swine flu.

AFP - The World Health Organization will consult Thursday with its emergency committee of flu experts, a body of scientists that could recommend the declaration of a swine flu pandemic, a WHO spokesman said.
   
"There is one," spokesman Gregory Hartl told AFP when asked about the meeting, adding that it would begin at noon (1000 GMT).
   
The meeting comes a day after WHO chief Margaret Chan held a teleconference with countries worst hit by swine flu to assess if there was "undisputable" evidence of local spread of the virus.
   
On Wednesday, the number of A(H1N1) infections reported to the WHO by 74 countries reached 27,737, including 141 deaths.

Date created : 2009-06-11

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