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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

WHO on Swine Flu:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Has the swine flu pandemic peaked globally? World Health Organization experts have decided and will tell the world on Wednesday.

The WHO is taking a big risk in making the announcement at all, and the wording of the decision will affect whether governments, companies and the public pay attention, or decide, wrongly, that the crisis is all over, public health experts say.

No matter what happens, some public health officials fear that the moderate nature of the H1N1 pandemic, which emerged in April and is dying down in the Americas and Europe, may make people complacent about the next one.

And the risk remains that H1N1 could come roaring back -- something viruses have done in past pandemics.

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