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Margaret Chan

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After all it really is all of humanity that is under threat during a pandemic.

— Margaret Chan

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All countries should immediately now activate their pandemic preparedness plans. Countries should remain on high alert for unusual outbreaks of influenza-like illness and severe pneumonia.

— Margaret Chan

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Based on assessment of all available information and following several expert consultations, I have decided to raise the current level of influenza pandemic alert from phase 4 to phase 5.

— Margaret Chan

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For the first time in history we can track the evolution of a pandemic in real time. Influenza viruses are notorious for their rapid mutation and unpredictable behaviour.

— Margaret Chan

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Influenza pandemics must be taken seriously, precisely because of their capacity to spread rapidly to every country in the world.

— Margaret Chan

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The international community should treat this as a window of opportunity to ramp up preparedness and response.

— Margaret Chan

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". After the first victim of the H5N1 Chan first tried to reassure Hong Kong residents with her infamous statements like "I ate chicken last night" or "I eat chicken every day don't panic everyone". In 1997 Margaret Chan was given the distinction for the Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom and was also appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.

Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun OBE JP (born 1947 in Hong Kong) is the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). Chan has previously served as Director of Health in the Hong Kong Government (1994-2003) representative of the WHO Director-General for Pandemic Influenza and WHO Assistant Director-General for Communicable Diseases (2003-2006).

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