Excerpted from         Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER)

              27 February 2009, vol. 84, 9 (pp 65–76)

 "Influenza A (H5N1)

From September 2008 to 11 February 2009, 21 human

Cases of influenza A (H5N1) were confirmed in Cambodia,

China, Egypt, Indonesia and Viet Nam.  Many of these people

had visited live bird markets or had contact with sick or dead

Poultry.  Since December 2003, a total of 406 human cases

have been confirmed from 15 countries.2 To date, there has

been no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission.

The WHO influenza pandemic preparedness level remains

Unchanged at Phase 3.3"