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Any decision to downgrade the outbreak to "post-pandemic" will be based on recommendations by influenza experts after a review earlier in the day, they said.

Japanese health ministry official Kensuke Nakajima told Reuters that the WHO is likely to decide to downgrade: "We have heard the information that they are trying to say something on the lines of it is (now) a post-pandemic period."

Angus Nicoll, a flu specialist at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), who is not a member of the WHO’s Emergency Committee, told Reuters: "The data we are seeing is consistent with such a decision of a post-pandemic period moving on to a new seasonal influenza."

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