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Swine Flu in Australia could Bring About A WHO pandemic declaration

Posted Jun 10 2009 4:54pm

We have not heard the end of the Swine flu virus it appears and WHO is still analyzing the situation.  There are still reports here in the US of image breakouts and some school closings too.  The mayor of New Orleans in in quarantine in China, who we all remember from his role in the Katrina hurricane that devastated the city. 

Worldwide there are over 26,000 cases that have been reported.  Flu season normally is stronger in the cold season and perhaps this is why Australia might be seeing more cases?   BD  

The number of Australian cases of the virus, commonly known as swine flu, has reached more than 1,200, with state and federal medical officers set to hold an emergency meeting in Sydney to review the country's swine flu protection measures.

"We will take each decision along the way in response to the expert medical advice," Prime Minister Kevin Rudd told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

On Wednesday it was announced that the entire Brisbane Broncos rugby league squad had been placed into quarantine after one of their players was suspected of having the virus.

Australian swine flu spike could force WHO pandemic declaration - CNN.com

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