Flu officials pull back from raising global alert level

@article{Butler2005FluOP,
  title={Flu officials pull back from raising global alert level},
  author={Declan Butler},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={436},
  pages={6-7}
}
The world last week seemed to edge closer to the brink of a flu pandemic. On 30 June, officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that they recently considered raising the threat level of a global pandemic, from the current 3 on a six-point scale, to 4 or even 5. The scare was triggered a few weeks ago when several research groups visiting Vietnam filed preliminary reports that many people with mild cases of influenza — and those in contact with them — were testing positive for… CONTINUE READING