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 internationally that the brand new wave of swine flu might badly hit folks within the poor and least-prepared components of the globe.
“The virus remains to be round and able to explode,” William Schaffner, an influenza skilled on the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine who advises federal well being officers, was quoted as saying by The Washington Post. “We’re doubtlessly a really large mess,” he mentioned.
Officials of the Obama Administration mentioned the North America Leader’s Summit would focus on the difficulty and their collective effort to deal with it. “We will concentrate on preparation for responding to the H1N1 and the North American flu season,” the National Security Advisor, General (retired) James Jones, advised reporters whereas briefing them on the summit.
“Everybody recognises that H1N1 goes to be a problem for all of us, and there are people who find themselves going to be getting sick within the fall and die,” John O Brennan, the Deputy National Security Advisor mentioned, including that the difficulty presents a big public well being problem to the US.