WHO warns world against flu pandemic

  12 March 2019    Read: 1370
WHO warns world against flu pandemic

The world will inevitably face another pandemic of flu and needs to prepare for the potential devastation it could cause, and not underestimate the risks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, Reuters reported. 

Outlining a global plan to fight the viral disease and get ahead of a potential global outbreak, the WHO said the next influenza pandemic "is a matter of when not if."

"The threat of pandemic influenza is ever-present," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO's director-general, said in a statement. "We must be vigilant and prepared – the cost of a major influenza outbreak will far outweigh the price of prevention."


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