According to an article in REUTERS the World Health Association advises that the Swine Flu pandemic, although not as intense as it had previously been, is definitely not over yet. The WHO Emergency Committee recommends that it is critical for countries to remain vigilant in including necessary public health measures for disease control and surveillance. The outbreak, widely known as the 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu, still remains at a Level 6, which is the highest on the WHO's pandemic scale. The organization's guidance as to whether a disease constitutes a pandemic depends on how its 193 member governments handle a outbreak, including stockpiling vaccines and antivirals.
The article states that the virus remains a threat, especially to vulnerable people like pregnant women, the young and elderly, and those with respiratory problems. These groups would still require vaccines.
Symptoms have been mostly mild, but the experts fear it could mutate into a more dangerous form.
Although the virus' activity is mostly in the Caribean and Southeast Asia, the WHO is keeping an eye on how it will develop during the next flu season.
Recommendations will be realeased after the WHO's conclusion in the next Winter flu season.