Topic: Margaret Chan
Last year's scare over a potential H1N1 flu epidemic was a bust, the WHO now indicates. With reports of another scare over a "superbug" supposedly from India, officials and media need to act with caution and restraint without stoking fears.
The flow of capital and travelers across international borders has accelerated in recent years, presenting new challenges.
Schools and nightclubs are closed. Health officials have new powers to quarantine homes.