Threat Level Raised to Level 5
The threat level has now been raised to a 5 which is just one step from being at pandemic proportions. This means that countries should be diligently preparing themselves for a widespread pandemic. CNN Health News states, "Germany and Austria became the latest European countries to report swine flu on Wednesday, while the number of cases increased in the United Kingdom and Spain. Peru reported its first case late Wednesday." They also say that the world is more prepared now than anytime in history. 11 states and 4 continents have now reported cases of Swine Flu. Level 5 means pandemic is imminent.
Level 5 means:
At least 74 junior high and high schools have closed in the United States due to confirmed or suspected cases of Swine flu infection. Swine flu symptoms include fever, vomiting, diarrhea, cough and other flu like symptoms. Call your doctor if you are suffering flu symptoms in order to deterimine the best course of action you should take.