Saturday, February 13, 2010
A senior official of the World Health Organization said that the worst of the H1N1 virus, known as swine flu may be over, while England closed the services of the National Committee to address the epidemic. According to Keiji Fukuda, Assistant Director-General of WHO on health security and environment "are likely to be the worst stage on the global level (stages of the epidemic) has ended," he said "We are now in a transitional phase."
However, Fukuda stressed that the meeting of the Emergency Committee of the Organization will be held later this month to give a definitive answer as to whether the virus was already falling down in evidence, and noted that "the end of the epidemic can not be explained by the position of a sudden or sharp change." The H1N1 virus has been shown for the first time in April of last year, and proclaimed by the World Health Organization pandemic later, although it has only limited mortality.
And the WTO have been criticized by some countries due to its dealings with the disease and the view of those countries that it was an overreaction by the owner a lot of hype, while the WHO said it provides advice on the basis of scientific data available. In the procedure reflecting concern about the erosion of the virus, England decided to close the services of the National Committee for a pandemic of swine flu, which was established to distribute medicines to patients without the need to review the doctors.
According to British media sources move came after a sharp decline in the number of cases of HIV infection in England. However, health officials confirmed that the services provided by the Commission through the hotline and a web site can be resumed within seven days upon the occurrence of any emergency.