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.

Source Link http://ec.europa.eu/health/ph_threats/com/Influenza/swine_influenza_en.htm
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Deutsche Welle, 27.4.09: WHO raises pandemic alert level as swine flu reaches Europe http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,4210945,00.html
BBC News, 27.4.09: Swine flu outbreak reaches Europe http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8020552.stm
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 http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=SPEECH/09/200&format=PDF&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en
France24, 30.4.09: Pandemic 'very likely', says EU Commission http://www.france24.com/en/20090430-pandemic-very-likely-says-eu-commission-h1n1-swine-flu-health
France24, 29.4.09: Spain reports first victim who has not recently been to Mexico http://www.france24.com/en/20090429-swine-flu-spain-first-case-not-travelled-mexico-victim-indirectly-virus-europe-health
EurActiv, 30.4.09: 'Swine flu will kill Europeans', says EU official http://www.euractiv.com/health/swine-flu-kill-europeans-eu-offi-news-221815
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Deutsche Welle, 29.4.09: Germany confirms first case of swine flu http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,4212331,00.html
BBC News, 30.4.09: EU warns against swine flu panic http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8027043.stm
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