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GENEVA, April 25 (Reuters) - An emergency meeting of influenza experts discussed the swine flu outbreaks in Mexico and the United States but did not take any decisions, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Saturday.
WHO spokeswoman, Sari Setiogi, said the group of 15 experts including WHO Director-General Margaret Chan had heard the latest information from the Mexican and U.S. health authorities. The United Nations agency would continue to monitor the situation on Sunday but no meetings were planned.
Originally posted by FrankWhite222
reply to post by MikeboydUS
Proactive as in what? Declaring Martial Law?
What would you imagine the proper "Proactive" measures should entail? Restricted travel? Denying US citizens entry to the US from Mexico? Stop trade?
Given the reports of the possibility of a swine flu epidemic, is interesting to note that last time there was a significant outbreak of a new form of swine flu in the U.S. it originated at the army base at Fort Dix, New Jersey.
Originally posted by cosmicpixie
Just found this on google news, it came in a few minutes ago
Swine Flu Outbreak linked to Smithfield Foods ?
Originally posted by MikeboydUS
More idiocy from the WHO.
Premature to issue travel advisories, WHO head says
* Too soon to switch to production of new flu vaccine
When is it ever too soon to produce vaccines? This is completely bizarre.
Health officials arrived at the Henshaws' house Friday and drew blood from the whole family, then told them to stay inside and away from the public, Henshaw told CNN.
The whole family is quarantined indefinitely, according to CNN-affiliate KABB. Henshaw said his family was shocked when they got the news about their son.
"Stunned. My wife was having a panic attack," Henshaw told the affiliate.