Jason Eberhart-Phillips, the state health director, said the World Health Organization action Thursday is an important reminder the flu is still around. The global organization said since it was first detected in late April in Mexico and the United States, swine flu has reached 74 countries, infecting nearly 29,000 people.
The decision confirms that the first flu pandemic in more than 40 years is under way in at least two continents.
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