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Originally posted by Zykloner
WHO IHR meeting today to re-evaluate the current phase. (Might declare phase6)
Today the Florida Department of Health confirmed the death of a 9-year-old male in Miami Dade from H1N1 Swine Flu.
This is Florida’s first laboratory confirmed H1N1 Swine Flu death.
While most cases of H1N1 swine flu are mild, there are exceptions like this tragic case. Nationally, the CDC is reporting 45 deaths associated with Swine Flu, and as the flu progresses that number will unfortunately rise.
The World Health Organization (WHO) alert level is at Phase 6 "pandemic." The pandemic (WHO level 6) status is based on geographic distribution and not the severity of swine flu. In effect the WHO is saying that swine flu H1N1 is now circulating world-wide.