WHO rewrites the rules

We’ve blogged about this before, but it now appears that WHO will soon be incorporating disease severity and potential harm into their global alert system.  From today’s NY Times article:

Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the deputy director general making the W.H.O. announcement, said that he could not predict exactly what the new rules would be but that criteria would include a “substantial risk of harm to people,” not just the geographic spread of a relatively benign virus.


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