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04-28-2009, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by doug mckenzie View Post
WHO says pandemic alert phase 4

http://www.who.int/csr/disease/avian.../en/index.html

Phase 4 is characterized by verified human-to-human transmission of an animal or human-animal influenza reassortant virus able to cause “community-level outbreaks.” The ability to cause sustained disease outbreaks in a community marks a significant upwards shift in the risk for a pandemic. Any country that suspects or has verified such an event should urgently consult with WHO so that the situation can be jointly assessed and a decision made by the affected country if implementation of a rapid pandemic containment operation is warranted. Phase 4 indicates a significant increase in risk of a pandemic but does not necessarily mean that a pandemic is a forgone conclusion.
Does not contradict what I said....it can still be treated.

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