WHO PANDEMIC ALERT PHASES

Source:  WHO PANDEMIC ALERT PHASES    Tag:  swine flu pandemic
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Phase 1: No infections in humans are being caused by viruses circulating in animals.


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Phase 2: Animal flu virus causes infection in humans, and is a potential pandemic threat.


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Phase 3: Flu causes sporadic cases in people, but no significant human-to-human transmission.


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Phase 4: Human-to-human transmission and community-level outbreaks.


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Phase 5: Human-to-human transmission in at least two countries. Strong signal pandemic
imminent.

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Phase 6: Virus spreads to another country in a different region. Global pandemic under way.


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Post-peak: Pandemic activity appears to be decreasing though second wave possible.
Post-pandemic: activity returns to normal, seasonal flu levels.

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