Monday, April 27, 2009
The head of the Homeland Security Department says the United States is preparing as if the swine flu outbreak is a full pandemic.
Secretary Janet Napolitano told reporters Monday that the World Health Organization is operating at level three, with level six a full pandemic.
She said officials at the WHO were meeting Monday to consider whether to raise the level.
Napolitano said the U.S. is proceeding as if it were preparing for a full pandemic.
The disease started in Mexico and has spread to the United States and beyond, with 40 reported cases in the U.S.