Due to the elevated importance of the potential pandemic situation with Mexican Swine Flu, also referred to as H1N1 Flu or Swine Influenza A, we have posted the current flu epidemic notices and press releases from World Health Organization.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are the two groups that are monitoring this situation. Almost all information reported by the press stems from the reports and updates from these important organizations.
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The following news items are a live feeds from the World Health Organization.
Swine Flu Information from the World Health Organization
- Influenza update - 03 June 2011
- Influenza update - 20 May 2011
- Influenza update - 06 May 2011
- Influenza update - 21 April 2011
- Influenza update - 08 April 2011
- Influenza update - 25 March 2011
- Influenza update - 11 March 2011
Swine Flu Information from BBC News (UK)
- Swine flu jab contracts 'flawed' - The UK handled the swine flu pandemic well but there are key lessons for the future, a report warns.
- NHS left with 34m swine flu jabs - NHS left with doses of swine flu vaccine despite agreeing deals to break contracts
- WHO faces questions over policy - The WHO has been facing questions over its reaction to the outbreak of swine flu last year
- Press swine flu briefing scrapped - Weekly government briefings about swine flu have been abandoned, a signal that the crisis is considered to be easing.
- Child flu jab trial results out - A trial of swine flu vaccines given to more than 900 children showed the jabs provided good protection against the virus.
Further information and articles about the swine flu epidemic can be found at the CDC H1N1 Flu web site and the World Health Organization Influenza A (H1N1) web site. BBC News has also set up a Swine Flu web site section that is tracking the spread throughout the world.