President Obama said Wednesday that the nations of the world are failing to work together to confront the most pressing challenges of today. “Now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges,” Obama said, in his first speech as president to the U.N
Every day, tens of thousands of fertilized hen eggs are delivered to Sinovac laboratories in Beijing.
Sales of the flu drug Relenza shot up 1,900 percent from a year ago as governments around the world stockpiled in preparation for a swine flu pandemic, drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said Wednesday.
Turkish police have detained a discharged army officer suspected in the murder of eight of his relatives, officials said Tuesday. “Globally, we are at phase 5, but we are nearing phase 6,” said Dr. Keiji Fukuda, WHO’s Assistant Director General.
The World Health Organization announced Tuesday it is still considering increasing its pandemic alert level to phase 6 because of growing worldwide cases of the H1N1 virus, or swine flu. “Globally, we are at phase 5, but we are nearing phase 6,” said Dr. Keiji Fukuda, WHO’s Assistant Director General.
The World Health Organization has called the swine flu outbreak spreading around the world a "public health emergency of international concern." Health workers worldwide are racing to prevent what may potentially become a pandemic. An influenza pandemic occurs when a new virus appears against which the human population has no immunity, according to the WHO. Christine Layton, a public health expert who specializes in influenza at research institute RTI International, told CNN the swine flu has “pandemic potential.” “Unlike the avian flu that people were concerned about a few years ago, a lot more cases are occurring in a lot more different places,” she said