Hong Kong: The head of the World HealthOrganisation said on Monday that the swine flu virus hadapparently not yet mutated into a more serious disease andthat the development of vaccines was proceeding on track. The vaccines for (A)H1N1 influenza produced so far havebeen very effective, WHO director-general Margaret Chan saidat the opening ceremony for the organisation`s annual WesternPacific meeting.
She also said the Hong Kong government could relax itsmeasures against a swine flu outbreak "step-by-step", advisingthem in the long-run to focus resources on saving patients andreducing the number of serious cases. Chan said that only high-risk patients such as theelderly, the obese and those with underlying illnesses wouldbe severely affected by the disease.Bureau Report
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