世卫:甲型流感在世界蔓延 WHO: Swine Flu Spreads Around the World

24 July, 2009

世界卫生组织表示,甲型H1N1流感已经蔓延到几乎世界所有国家,自4月份爆发以来已经夺走大约800人的生命。

世界卫生组织发言人格雷戈里.哈特尔说,世卫组织的首要任务之一是向发展中国家提供疫苗对抗流感。他说,首批疫苗将在北半球进入寒冷季节前到位。

哈特尔表示,在世界卫生组织上星期停止报告甲型H1N1流感病例数字前,世界共报告发现13万确诊甲型H1N1流感病例。他估计,到目前甲型H1N1流感的病例可能已经达到数十万。

一些制药公司已经表示,在甲型H1N1流感疫苗可以投入市场的时候将不会向发展中国家无偿提供,但是会考虑降低向发展中国家出售的价格。

The World Health Organization says the H1N1 swine flu virus has spread to almost every country in the world, killing about 800 people since it emerged in April.

A WHO spokesman (Gregory Hartl) says one of its main priorities is to furnish developing countries with vaccines to fight the virus. He says the first vaccines will be available before cold weather arrives in the Northern Hemisphere.

The spokesman says there were more than 130,000 laboratory-confirmed cases of swine flu before WHO stopped reporting them last week. He estimates there are hundreds of thousands of cases by now.

When the vaccines become available, several pharmaceutical companies have indicated they would not give free vaccines to developing countries, but would consider lowering prices for them.