Declaring a swine flu epidemic

World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Margaret Chan (center) WHO Assistant Director Keiji Fukuda (right) and WHO Deputy Director General Anarfi Asamoa-Baah hold a press conference at the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on Thursday. The World Health Organization held an emergency swine flu meeting Thursday and declared phase six, the first flu pandemic in 41 years as infections climbed in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America and elsewhere.
AP photo by Anja Niedringhaus
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