Novel flu virus

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Publication Date April 2009
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Following human cases of the novel flu virus notified to WHO by the United States and Mexico, April 2009 DG SANCO is leading the EU coordination under the framework of the Communicable disease decision 2119/98 through the Community Early Warning and Response System (EWRS), under which EU Member States are required to notify measures they propose to take, measures and guidance issued, and any confirmed cases.

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BBC News, 27.4.09: Swine flu outbreak reaches Europe
European Commission: SPEECH/09/200: Statement made at the operations room of DG SANCO, on the EC's reaction to the novel flu virus outbreak in Mexico, Brussels, 27 April 2009
France24, 30.4.09: Pandemic 'very likely', says EU Commission
France24, 29.4.09: Spain reports first victim who has not recently been to Mexico
EurActiv, 30.4.09: 'Swine flu will kill Europeans', says EU official
EurActiv, 28.4.09: Swine flu alert issued as first cases reported in Europe
WHO: Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response (EPR): Swine influencza
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BBC News, 30.4.09: EU warns against swine flu panic
European Commission: Press Release: IP/09/690: Common case definition on novel flu virus
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control: Topic: Outbreak of novel influenza virus A (H1N1)
EMEA: Pandemic influenza (H1N1) website

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