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05 Jun 2014 description

VIENNA, Austria, 5 June (UNHCR) – Syrian refugees Abdulrazaq and Raja feared for the worst last August when their son, Zaid, was born in exile in Jordan suffering from a serious heart condition.

Jordan has been generous in accepting almost 600,000 of the 2.8 million refugees that have fled from the civil war in neighbouring Syria, but the massive influx has put a tremendous strain on basic services, including health care. Many refugees need hospitalization, some for life-threatening conditions that Jordan struggles to treat.

15 May 2009 description

No time for complacency: working together to prepare for a pandemic

Copenhagen, 15 May 2009 - As of 14 May, 33 countries worldwide had reported a total of 6497 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza A(H1N1) to WHO, including 60 deaths. As shown by the rising number of cases and affected countries, the virus continues to circulate. In the 53 countries in the WHO European Region, 229 confirmed cases have been reported; they have typically presented with mild illness and no deaths have occurred.

08 May 2009 description

Le 8 mai 2009 à 6 heures GMT, 24 pays avaient notifié officiellement 2 384 cas d'infection par le virus grippal A(H1N1).

Le Mexique a notifié 1112 cas d'infection humaine confirmés en laboratoire, dont 42 décès.

08 May 2009 description
report UN News Service

La Alta Comisionada de la ONU para los Derechos Humanos, Navi Pillay, advirtió hoy que ninguna persona debe ser puesta en cuarentena tomando como única base su nacionalidad ya que se trataría de un caso claro e inaceptable de discriminación.

Pillay indicó que los gobiernos tienen el derecho de tomar las medidas que consideren necesarias -incluido el aislamiento - para evitar que se disemine el virus de la gripe A (H1N1), o de cualquier otra enfermedad.

08 May 2009 description

As of 06:00 GMT, 8 May 2009, 24 countries have officially reported 2384 cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection.

Mexico has reported 1112 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 42 deaths.

08 May 2009 description
report UN News Service

Although the number of influenza A(H1N1) infections jumped by over 400 worldwide in the last day with two more countries reporting cases of the virus, there were no new deaths from the disease, the United Nations health agency announced today.

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that as of 16:00 GMT, Brazil and Poland have been added to the list of countries with verified cases of the new flu strain since yesterday morning, with the total number of laboratory confirmed infections rising to …

08 May 2009 description

World is better prepared for influenza pandemic

Honourable ministers, distinguished participants, ladies and gentlemen,

Thank you for convening this special meeting of health ministers, and thank you for giving me an opportunity to address you.

Above all, thank you for your diligence all these years in tracking the H5N1 virus in humans and animals, in reporting and treating so many cases, and in dealing with so many tragic deaths.

For five long years, you have kept this avian virus under watch, and largely under control.

As we know today, the virus with the greatest pandemic …

08 May 2009 description
report European Union

Main developments in past 24 hours

- 14 new confirmed cases reported from EU and EFTA countries.

- New cases of in-country transmission reported from Spain (4) and the UK (1).

- Outside of EU and EFTA countries, 2357 cases are reported, 2333 of which are confirmed.

- "First sequence-confirmed case of infection with the new influenza A(H1N1) strain in Germany", published in Eurosurveillance:

08 May 2009 description

As of 16:00 GMT, 8 May 2009, 25 countries have officially reported 2500 cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection.

Mexico has reported 1204 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 44 deaths.

08 May 2009 description

A las 06.00 TMG del 8 de mayo de 2009 se habían notificado oficialmente 2384 casos de infección humana por virus gripal A(H1N1) en 24 países.

México había notificado 1112 casos humanos confirmados mediante pruebas de laboratorio, 42 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 (10), Austria (1), Canadá (214), Región Administrativa Especial de Hong Kong (China) (1), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), Dinamarca (1), …

08 May 2009 description

Le 8 mai 2009 à 16 heures GMT, 25 pays avaient notifié officiellement 2500 cas d'infection par le virus grippal A(H1N1).

Le Mexique a notifié 1204 cas d'infection humaine confirmés en laboratoire, dont 44 décès et les Etats-Unis en ont notifié 896, dont deux décès.

Les pays qui suivent ont notifié des cas d'infection confirmés en laboratoire mais pas de décès : Allemagne (11), Autriche (1), Brésil (4), Canada (214), Chine, Région administrative spéciale de Hong Kong (1), Colombie (1), Costa Rica (1), Danemark (1), El Salvador (2), Espagne (88), France (12), Guatemala (1), …

07 May 2009 description

Note: The last fact sheet was dated May 5, 2009.


- According to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the U.N. World Health Organization (WHO) has developed a logistics plan for distribution of a portion of the WHO global anti-viral stockpiles to most-affected or at-risk countries, including Mexico.

07 May 2009 description

Dirigentes de más de 30 Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y la Media Luna Roja de todas partes del mundo se re=FAnen hoy en París para considerar el actual brote de gripe y buscar medios de prepararse e intervenir mejor frente a una posible pandemia mundial.

07 May 2009 description

As of 18:00 GMT, 7 May 2009, 24 countries have officially reported 2371 cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection.

Mexico has reported 1112 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 42 deaths.

07 May 2009 description

To avoid any misunderstanding FAO, WHO and OIE would like to reissue their joint statement originally issued on 30 April 2009.

In the ongoing spread of influenza A(H1N1), concerns about the possibility of this virus being found in pigs and the safety of pork and pork products have been raised.

Influenza viruses are not known to be transmissible to people through eating processed pork or other food products derived from pigs.

Heat treatments commonly used in cooking meat (e.g.

07 May 2009 description

Leaders from more than 30 Red Cross and Red Crescent societies from all over the world are meeting in Paris today to discuss the current influenza outbreak and seek ways to better prepare and respond to the threat of a possible global pandemic. They are joined by representatives from partner organizations, including UN agencies.

07 May 2009 description

En relación con la propagación de la gripe por el virus A(H1N1) en curso, ha suscitado inquietud la posibilidad de que ese virus se encuentre en el cerdo y afecte a la inocuidad del cerdo y los productos porcinos.

No se tiene constancia de que los virus de la gripe se puedan transmitir al ser humano por ingestión de carne de cerdo procesada u otros productos obtenidos del cerdo.

El calor aplicado habitualmente durante la cocción (por ejemplo, 70=B0C/160=B0F de temperatura en el centro de la pieza) inactiva inmediatamente cualquier virus que pudiera encontrase en los productos que …

07 May 2009 description

Alors que la grippe A(H1N1) se propage, on s'inquiète de la présence éventuelle du virus chez le porc ainsi que de la sécurité de la viande de porc et des produits à base de viande porc.

D'après ce que l'on sait, les virus grippaux ne se transmettent pas à l'homme par l'ingestion de viande de porc transformée ou d'autres produits alimentaires élaborés à partir de viande de porc.

Le traitement par la chaleur habituellement utilisé pour cuire la viande (température à cœur de 70° C/160° F) suffit à inactiver tout virus pouvant se trouver dans les produits carnés …