Flu Has 'Pandemic Potential,' WHO Says

Swine Flu Deaths: "Flu Has 'Pandemic Potential,' WHO Says

The World Health Organization warned countries around the world Saturday to be on alert for any unusual flu outbreaks after a unique new swine flu virus was implicated in possibly dozens of human deaths in North America.
WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said the outbreak in Mexico and the United States constituted a 'public health emergency of international concern.'"

At least 62 people have died from severe pneumonia caused by a flu-like illness in Mexico, WHO says. Some of those who died are confirmed to have a unique flu type that is a combination of bird, pig and human viruses. The virus is genetically identical to one found in California.

--- We are all very concerned and hoping there is an end to this in the very near future.

Lorena Frith

Lifestyle Photographer in Houston, Texas

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