posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 07:50 AM
GENEVA — The World Health Organization held an emergency swine flu meeting Thursday and was likely to declare the first flu pandemic in 41 years as
infections climbed in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America and elsewhere.
Health officials from Scotland, Indonesia and Thailand said the agency would declare a swine flu pandemic — a global epidemic — on Thursday after
a teleconference with leading flu experts. Officials at U.N. missions in Geneva also said they expected the imminent announcement of a pandemic.
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Indonesian health minister Siti Fadilah Supari said she had been notified by WHO that "today will be declared to be phase 6."
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Well it would seem that many countries are now scrambling to be the first ones to let it out of the bag!