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The world was put on the second-highest possible alert of a flu pandemic tonight as countries were warned that a global health emergency was “imminent”.


Margaret Chan, the director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), raised the official global alert level to phase five out of six, after the newly-emerged strain of Mexican swine flu spread to at least nine countries, four of them in Europe.


“An influenza pandemic must be taken seriously, precisely because of their capacity to spread rapidly to every country in the world, Dr Chan said. “For the first time in history we can track the infections, in real time.


“Influenza viruses are notorious for their rapid mutations and unpredictable behaviour. We do not have all the answers immediately, but we will get them.”


Phase five, one step short of a full pandemic, is defined by the WHO as a strong signal that a pandemic is imminent, “and that the time to finalise... planned mitigation measures is short.” Phase six declares a global pandemic, or sustained community-level illness on more than one continent.


“All countries should immediately now activate their pandemic preparedness plans, Dr Chan said. “This is a signal to governments, the pharmaceutical industry and business community to take action.”


She said she understood if communities were “anxious” but added: “It is important for us to tell the story as it is - we need to maintain a level of calmness, and we will continue to manage this in a rational manner.”


Britain is considered one of the countries best-prepared for such an event with ministers pledging today to further increase stockpiles of medicines, including antiviral treatments, and announcing a major public health campaign.


The Government had earlier indicated that no major events in Britain were likely to be cancelled or borders closed as a result of the WHO’s decision to raise the alert level.


The announcement came late tonight after all-day emergency meetings with leading scientists, convened by the WHO. By 9pm, a total of 140 cases of infection were confirmed around the world of the viral strain of swine flu that is spreading from Mexico, including three new cases in Britain.


Up to a million doses of antiviral drugs will be delivered to frontline UK health workers by next week, as part of global efforts to contain the predicted pandemic.


Doctors and nurses will receive medication to use as a precaution if they come into contact with anyone suspected of carrying the swine flu strain.


www.timesonline.co.uk

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