http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30398682/Do not panic, but the WHO has just raised the Pandemic Threat Level to Phase 5. I would suggest that you do some prepping if you have not done so. Be calm, and be practical. What does your family need to have on hand?WHO Director-General Margaret Chan declared the phase 5 alert after consulting with flu experts from around the world. The decision could lead the global body to recommend additional measures to combat the outbreak, including for vaccine manufacturers to switch production from seasonal flu vaccines to a pandemic vaccine. "All countries should immediately now activate their pandemic preparedness plans," Chan told reporters in Geneva. "It really is all of humanity that is under threat in a pandemic." A phase 5 alert means there is sustained transmission among people in at least two countries. Once the virus shows effective transmission in two different regions of the world a full pandemic outbreak would be declared.