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"