Its speedy unfold would dominate the proceedings of the North American Leaders’ Summit being held within the Mexican metropolis of Guadalajara.
Health authorities and consultants right here have warned governments the world over that the brand new wave of swine flu could badly hit folks within the poor and least-ready elements of the globe.
“The virus is still around and ready to explode,” William Schaffner, an influenza professional on the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine who advises federal well being officers, was quoted as saying by The Washington Post. “We’re potentially looking at a very big mess,” he mentioned.
Officials of the Obama Administration mentioned the North America Leader’s Summit would focus on the problem and their collective effort to sort out it. “We will focus on preparation for responding to the H1N1 and the North American flu season,” the National Security Advisor, General (retired) James Jones, informed reporters whereas briefing them on the summit.
“Everybody recognises that H1N1 is going to be a challenge for all of us, and there are people who are going to be getting sick in the fall and die,” John O Brennan, the Deputy National Security Advisor mentioned, including that the problem presents a big public well being problem to the US.