The United Nation’s World Health Organization has declared that influenza A (H1N1) is now officially rated “phase 6” on a six-point scale, making it the first flu pandemic of the 21st century. As of yesterday, 74 countries have officially reported 27,737 cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection, including 141 deaths.

A news conference by WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan expected sometime today.

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