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WHO says flu pandemic could be unfolding

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WHO says flu pandemic could be unfolding


The World Health Organisation says the A-H1N1 flu strain is spreading quickly in Japan in what may the first stage of a pandemic.

Experts and ministers from around the world have been discussing ways to battle the bug at a WHO conference in Geneva. The focus is on developing a vaccine and at what point to declare a pandemic. The WHO is worried the strain – a mix of swine, human and avian flu – could combine with the more deadly H5N1 type, which has just claimed the life a child in Egypt.

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