The World Health Organization (WHO) says that swine flu is moving closer to Phase 5 of the pandemic alert scale. This begs the question, what the heck is the pandemic alert scale? Developed in 1999, the WHO Global Influenza Preparedness Plan breaks potential (and actual) pandemics into six phases.
One of the advantages to being married to someone on the front lines of emergent medicine is that I am privy to medical information sans the hype, idiocy and incorrect statements of the press and media. I can also get translations into the low English us Texans speak when I need it. So, in a nutshell, here is the latest confirmed info on the swine flu situation (source: The Center for Disease Control).
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