Joint FAO/WHO/OIE Statement on influenza A(H1N1) and the safety of pork

May 7, 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.


PAHO Urges Southern Hemisphere to Remain Alert for Influenza A(H1N1)

May 5, 2009—While the vast majority of confirmed cases of influenza A(H1N1) have been in the Northern Hemisphere, a top Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) expert today cautioned that Southern Hemisphere countries should remain on high alert, as their winter season is just now beginning.

Emergency Operations Center Update on Influenza A(H1N1) May 9

May 9, 2009. The flu season is rapidly approaching in the Southern hemisphere, and countries must and are already implementing pandemic preparedness plans.  This and other topics were covered at a press briefing today. Caribbean disaster managers –inside and outside the health sector – used webconferencing tools to discuss the current situation.


Other Links

Regional Office of the World Health Organization
525 Twenty-third Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037, United States of America
Country/City Code: (202) Tel: 974-3000 Fax: 974-3663

© World Health Organization 2007. All rights reserved © 2009 Pan American Health Organization - Organización Panamericana de la Salud