WHO to determine if H1N1 has peaked
February 11, 2010
According to the story, Keiji Fukuda, special adviser on pandemic influenza to the director-
general of WHO, said the committee hopes the worst has already passed, but will meet to determine whether the H1N1 pandemic declared in June is in a post-peak phase.
A post-peak phase, also called a transition phase, would mean the pandemic will continue but that the overall trend is moving back towards seasonal patterns, the story stated.
Fukudu said: "The ending of a pandemic cannot be construed an abrupt on-or-off situation."
Even if the committee does determine the pandemic is in a post-peak phase, there may still be flare ups in some areas, the story added.
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