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    WHO - Director-General Statement following the fifth meeting of the Emergency Committee (9/24/09, edited)
    24 September 2009

    Director-General Statement following the fifth meeting of the Emergency Committee


    The Emergency Committee held its fifth meeting, via e-mail, concluding on 23 September 2009.

    The Committee considered a proposal from the WHO Director-General regarding the continuation of three temporary recommendations issued under the IHR with respect to the on-going public health emergency of international concern. There was a consensus on continuing the three temporary recommendations proposed by the Director-General.

    Having considered the views of the Emergency Committee, and the ongoing pandemic situation, the Director-General determined it was appropriate to continue these temporary recommendations, namely:
    • countries should not close borders or restrict international traffic and trade;
    • intensify surveillance of unusual flu-like illness & severe pneumonia; and
    • if ill, it is prudent to delay international travel -- if ill after travel seek care.

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    <cite cite="http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/5th_meeting_ihr/en/index.html">WHO | Director-General Statement following the fifth meeting of the Emergency Committee</cite>
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