Three European countries report a total of 12 persons under investigation for swine influenza virus infection.
As of 27 April the media in three European countries (Spain, France, Scotland/UK) report a total of 12 persons under investigation for swine influenza virus infection. All of them have a history of travel to Mexico. The patients reported from Scotland are currently hospitalised.
Swine influenza A(H1N1) in the US and Mexico a public health event of international concern
In a communication following the meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (IHR) yesterday, Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that the Swine flu outbreaks in Mexico and the United States are a public health event of international concern (PHEIC).
Suspected human-to-human transmission of swine influenza in the US linked to outbreak of respiratory diseases in Mexico
In its most recent communication on April 25, the United States CDC in Atlanta, confirmed eight cases of an infection with a novel swine influenza A(H1N1) virus in two US states (California and Texas).
Training workshop on vaccine safety for Member States, building on the experience obtained in the ECDC vaccine safety project VAESCO
On the 23-24 February, ECDC organises a workshop aimed at the Member States currently not participating in the ECDC Vaccine safety network.
Understanding the association between narcolepsy and one of the 2009 adjuvanted influenza A (H1N1) vaccines
This meeting is designed to offer a place to exchange the latest information on into the development of narcolepsy following vaccination with one of the 2009 adjuvanted influenza A(H1N1) vaccines.
Pandemic Influenza – Modelling - Population-based simulation of influenza pandemics: validity and significance for public health policy
One of challenges in planning for a pandemic is knowing exactly what will happen either with the pandemic itself, the effect it will have on societies and whether countermeasures like antivirals will be delivered and so whether they will work.
Influenza A(H1N1) - Pandemic potential of a strain of influenza A (H1N1): early findings
This peer-reviewed publication uses observational and virological data from the outbreaks of the novel influenza A(H1N1) infection in Mexico to provide early estimates in that setting of three of the underling epidemiological parameters of the infection