What are pandemic alert phases and what phase are we in?

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What are pandemic alert phases and what phase are we in?

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The World Health Organization (WHO) developed an alert system to help inform the world about the seriousness of a pandemic. The alert system has six phases, with Phase 1 having the lowest risk of human cases and Phase 6 posing the greatest risk of pandemic. The world is presently in Phase 3 of the Pandemic Alert. This means that there is a new influenza virus subtype causing disease in humans, but is not yet spreading in an efficient (easily transmittable) and sustainable manner among humans.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) developed an alert system to help inform the world about the seriousness of a pandemic. The alert system has six phases, with Phase 1 having the lowest risk of human cases and Phase 6 posing the greatest risk of pandemic. The world is presently in Phase 6 of the Pandemic Alert. This means that there is a new influenza virus subtype is causing disease in humans worldwide. The Pandemic Alert level is not affected by how hazardous this strain of flu is.

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