WHO declares that H1N1 pandemic is officially overBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4393 (Published 11 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4393
- Zosia Kmietowicz
The World Health Organization announced on 10 August that H1N1 influenza had “largely run its course” and had entered the post-pandemic phase. A total of 18 500 deaths from HIN1 have so far been confirmed worldwide.
Announcing the end of the pandemic, Margaret Chan, WHO’s director general, said that downgrading the pandemic “does not mean that the virus has gone away” but that it was expected “to take on the behaviour of a seasonal influenza virus and continue to circulate for some years to …