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McGill Expert Alert: WHO close to declaring swine flu epidemic


Published: 11Jun2009

Story: “The World Health Organization is on the cusp of declaring a global swine flu pandemic, officials said Thursday as experts held an emergency meeting in Geneva to discuss the spread of the virus in Australia, Europe and Asia. WHO director general Margaret Chan called the emergency conference call with leading flu experts to discuss the outbreak of the virus, which has spread to 74 countries.”

Source: CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/06/11/swine-flu-virus-who-pandemic.html

McGill Expert:

Dr. Timothy Brewer, Director
International Health Office
Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health


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