Swine Flu renamed and re-assessed


The latest updates:

  • 30 April 2009 — From today, World Health Organisation. (W.H.O.) will refer to the new influenza virus as influenza A(H1N1).
  • Despite being previously named ‘Swine Flu’ the latest Pandemic Influenza is actually a quadruple combined virus – partly American and European pig flu, bird flu and human flu.
  • Yesterday the combined H1N1 influenza was stepped up to PHASE 5 on the Pandemic scale, defined by W.H.O.
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