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.
(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.