Statements by Secretaries of HHS and DHS on WHO Decision to Declare Novel H1N1 Virus Outbreak a Pandemic, June 11, 2009

Washington, D.C.--(ENEWSPF)--June 11, 2009.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano issued the following statements today in response to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) decision to raise the pandemic threat level on the novel H1N1 virus.

“Today’s decision by the WHO was expected and doesn’t change what we have been doing here in the United States to prepare for and respond to this public health challenge. Once we saw how fast this virus was spreading, we activated . . .

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