Swine influenza A/H1N1 (“Swine Flu”)

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Press statement

Swine influenza A/H1N1 (“Swine Flu”)

Geneva, 27 April 2009 – The World Health Organization (WHO) is coordinating the global response to the confirmed human cases of swine influenza A/H1N1 and is monitoring the corresponding threat of an influenza pandemic related to this situation.

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is working closely with its cosponsor WHO to evaluate the risks the H1N1 virus may pose to people living with HIV and will provide guidance as more information becomes available

For the latest information from WHO on swine influenza, visit http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/en/index.html. This page is being updated daily at 16h00 Central European Time (CET).

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For more information:

Swine influenza frequently asked questions (pdf, 44 Kb)



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Sophie Barton-Knott
tel. +41 22 791 1697

External links:

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mexican Secretary of Health (in Spanish)

Health Canada