With another year approaching, health officials have pledged to offer robust protection to people against H1N1 flu pandemic and other seasonal flues.
"Based on experience with past pandemics”, WHO Director-General, Margaret Chan outlined at a news teleconference on Tuesday. "We expect the H1N1 virus to take on the behavior of a seasonal influenza virus and continue to circulate for some years to come".
In addition, he advised that it is very essential to adopt safety measures well in time and get vaccinated against the flu this year as the H1N1 virus spreads not only by pigs, but humans also.
Officials have urged to follow the new recommendation passed by U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that each one of 6 months and older should be vaccinated against the seasonal flu.
The CDC has outlined nearly 11,700 deaths engulfed by the H1N1 pandemic. Besides, Maryland health officials posted over 45 lab-confirmed deaths, with many still not confirmed.
The recent figures have claimed that a mere 33% of Americans on average basis seek vaccination against seasonal flu.
However, last year witnessed a significant rise in those figures probably because of media attention harnessed by H1N1 and early scarcities of vaccine.