Saturday, May 23, 2009

WHO Considers Revising Definition of "Pandemic" : ScienceInsider

Responding to mounting confusion, the World Health Organization (WHO) has sent the definition of a full-scale, phase 6 influenza “pandemic” to the rewrite desk. But no formal revisions have been made yet, leaving the old definition in place, and that says a phase 6 alert should be triggered if two regions of the world have sustained community spread in humans of an animal or animal-human hybrid of a flu virus.

ScienceInsider: WHO Considers Revising Definition of "Pandemic"