TITLE

Revised WHO pandemic scale requires higher incidence of disease for most alert levels

AUTHOR(S)
Collier, Roger
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/9/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 12, pE95
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the revision made by the World Health Organization on its 6-point scale pandemic alert system on A (H1N1) outbreak. It focuses on the addition of level Phase 4 from its Phase 3 alert system. It argues that Phase 4 of the Pandemic alert system should be raised where there is a sustained human-to-human transmission of the virus. However, the new alert system does not mean that a pandemic is occurring in a certain locality. It also states that the revision includes the declaration of the Phase 5 alert system where a virus spread into at least 2 countries in a certain geographical region.
ACCESSION #
40832616

 

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