Too Late to Contain Flu: WHO

By Jess Kilby,  Newser User
Posted Apr 28, 2009 4:44 AM CDT
South Korean quarantine officers walk past a signboard alerting passengers about possible infection of swine flu at Incheon International Airport west of Seoul, South Korea, today.   (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, Pool)
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(Newser) – Officials from the World Health Organization warn it’s too late to contain the swine flu and say governments should instead now focus on protecting their populations as best as possible, the BBC reports. The WHO bumped up its alert level from three to four—two levels shy of global pandemic—but officials stress that such a pandemic is “not inevitable.”