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By Stephanie Nebehay
GENEVA, June 11 (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation declared the first flu pandemic of the 21st century on Thursday, Sweden's health ministry said.
The health ministry said the United Nations agency was raising its pandemic flu alert to the top phase 6 on a six-point scale, indicating the …
MANILA, 15 May 2009, 1600 hrs - New Zealand reported two new laboratory confirmed cases of influenza A (H1N1), bringing the total confirmed case count in that country to nine. No deaths from influenza A(H1N1) have been reported in the Western Pacific Region.
New Zealand's two new cases comprise a member of the original student group from Auckland's Rangitoto College which returned to New Zealand on 25 April from a trip to Mexico, and another passenger on the same flight.
- New virus could still mutate into more
- Flu pandemic could be expected to circle globe 3 times
- WHO global tally is 5,251 cases, including 61 deaths
By Stephanie Nebehay
GENEVA, May 12 (Reuters) - The new H1N1 flu virus could still mutate into a more virulent form and spark an influenza pandemic that could be expected to circle the globe up to three times, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday.
The impact of any pandemic would vary, as a virus that causes only mild illness in countries with strong health systems can become …
A las 16.00 TMG del 8 de mayo de 2009 se habían notificado oficialmente 2500 casos de infección humana por virus gripal A(H1N1) en 25 países.
México había notificado 1204 casos humanos confirmados mediante pruebas de laboratorio, 44 de ellos mortales, y los Estados Unidos de América otros 896, 2 de ellos mortales.
También se habían notificado casos confirmados mediante pruebas de laboratorio, ninguno de ellos mortal, en los países siguientes: Alemania (11), Austria (1), Brasil (4), Canadá (214), Región Administrativa Especial de Hong Kong (China) (1), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), …
Le Coordonnateur principal du système des Nations Unies pour la grippe a, au cours d'une conférence de presse donnée au Siège de l'ONU, à New York, placé l'état de préparation du système des Nations Unies aux pandémies de la grippe dans le contexte du virus grippal A(H1N1).
Le travail fait depuis 2005 sur la grippe aviaire se révèle très utile dans la préparation à une éventuelle pandémie de la grippe A(H1N1), a affirmé David Nabarro.
NEW YORK, USA, 29 April, 2009 - As the World Health Organization (WHO) warns of an increased likelihood of a pandemic of swine flu - also known as H1N1 - UNICEF is working with its UN partners to prepare for a potential outbreak.
WHO today raised its pandemic alert from level four to level five, indicating widespread human-to-human transmission and an increased likelihood of a pandemic.
"The value of UNICEF, in addition to WHO, is that it has the capacity to work with local communities to get the message through about what people can do to protect themselves," said UNICEF …