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BBC Begins to Calm “Swine Flu” Hysteria


Note that within the quoted article that the World Health Organization states there is no evidence of sustained spread of Swine Flu.

There is no evidence of the swine flu virus spreading in a sustained way outside North America, a top World Health Organization official says.

Dr Michael Ryan, WHO Director of Global Alert and Response, praised European nations’ handling of cases and said events did not seem out of control.

Mexico has cut its suspected death toll by 75 to 101, indicating the outbreak may not be as bad as initially feared.

The country has ordered a five-day shutdown in a bid to contain the virus.

Mexican Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova told the BBC that, based on samples tested, the mortality rate was comparable with that of seasonal flu.

Dr Ryan, meanwhile, said that there was “no evidence of sustained community spread outside of North America”.

“I think it would be, at this stage, unwise to suggest that, in any way, those events are out of control or spreading in an uncontrolled fashion,” he said. “I think the next few days will tell as this develops.”

“At the present time I would still propose that a pandemic is imminent because we see the disease spread,” Dr Ryan added.

The WHO is sending 2.4m courses of antiviral treatment to 72 nations around the world, Dr Ryan said, among them many developing countries.

But in cases of the virus outside Mexico, the effects do not appear to be severe.

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May 3, 2009 - Posted by | Disease, Flu, Fraud, Government, Health, Pandemic, Quarantine, Scam, Swine Flu, World Health Organization | , , , , , , , , ,

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  3. […] On Sunday, May 3, 09, Dr Michael Ryan, WHO Director of Global Alert and Response, was quoted as saying that there is no evidence that the swine flu virus is spreading in any sustainable way outside of the North America. In that same article Mexican Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova told the BBC that, based on samples tested, the mortality rate was comparable with that of seasonal flu. […]

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