Swine Flu Resources from Medical Wire
On 27th April 2009, the WHO Director-General raised the level of influenza pandemic alert regarding Swine Flu from phase 3 to phase 41, meaning that the likelihood of a pandemic has increased, although not yet inevitable.
The decision was based mainly on epidemiological data demonstrating human-to-human transmission and the ability of the virus to cause community-level outbreaks.
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1. World Health Organisation, Statement by WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan
27 April 2009
2. Rudsdale, A.. & D. Shedden, 20th April, 2009, Investigation of the Suitability of the Virocult® Swab Transport Device for Influenza A Specimens Which Are to be Analyzed by Cell Culture or Molecular Techniques, POSTER M42 , Clinical Virology Symposium 2009, Daytona Beach
3. Mack, K. et al, 2008, Clinical Performance of Foam vs Flocked Swabs collected from the anterior nares in a rapid antigen test for influenza A & B, 2008, Poster M8 at Pan American Society for Clinical Virology 24th Clinical Virology Symposium
4. NCCLS, 2003, Quality Control of Microbiological Transport Systems: Approved Standard NCCLS Document M40-A
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Posted: April 29, 2009
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