It's official: H1N1 has gone pandemic

by Liza on Jun. 11th, 2009

The WHO has raised the swine flu pandemic alert to the highest level. (A/H1N1 is the first flu pandemic in 41 years.) This doesn't mean the disease is more dangerous, just that it's in more places and continuing to spread. As of this morning, 28,774 confirmed A/H1N1 cases have been reported in 74 countries, with 144 deaths. (These counts are not precise anymore, however, because many people who catch this flu are recovering at home without being tested.)

Watch/listen to the press conference

Map of the outbreak

BBC coverage

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Anonymous says:

Yeah this virus is pretty scary and now they're finding Tamaflu (the thing they use for treating it) might not be the best because of all the side effects. I was expecting our local elementary school to shut down when it first came out.

posted on Mon, 08/10/2009 - 12:39pm
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Anonymous says:

Personaly i think that it is a good thing that they now have a vacine for it(H1N1). Although they are still devoloping it so for all we know it might not work. I think that we all hope that it does. Peolpe are saying that it will come back much worse then before.

posted on Tue, 08/18/2009 - 10:23am

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