Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

AFRICA NEWS

Burkina Faso's army chief assumes power after president ousted

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Action to end impunity for crimes against journalists

Read more

REPORTERS

USA - Mexico: A danger-ridden border

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Anger at death of young environmental protester

Read more

#TECH 24

Google's Cancer pill and Unicycle Solowheel

Read more

THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

Hugues Pouget, Chocolate maker and CEO of Hugo & Victor

Read more

#THE 51%

Travelling safe

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Burkina Faso's army announces dissolution of government and parliament

Read more

ENCORE!

Are camera phones, selfies and Instagram destroying photography?

Read more

Europe

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

COMMENT(S)