WHO has raised the pandemic alert level from Phase 4 to Phase 5. Please click on the link below to read the statement from WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan
http://www.who. int/mediacentre/ news/statements/ 2009/h1n1_ 20090429/ en/index. html
Phase 5 is characterized by human-to-human spread of the virus into at least two countries in one WHO region. While most countries will not be affected at this stage, the declaration of Phase 5 is a strong signal that a pandemic is imminent and that the time to finalize the organization, communication, and implementation of the planned mitigation measures is short.