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Reliable information on new flu critical – WHO chief

Obtaining reliable information on the different aspects of the influenza A(H1N1) infection is critical to make informed decisions on how to manage the outbreak and prepare for a possible global pandemic, the head of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Number of confirmed influenza A(H1N1) cases rises to nearly 6,500 – UN agency

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today that nearly 6,500 laboratory-confirmed cases of the influenza A(H1N1) infection have been reported by 33 countries, adding that the death toll has increased to 65.

Influenza A(H1N1) cases now reported in 33 countries, says UN health agency

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today that 33 countries have reported 5,728 laboratory confirmed cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection as of today, with Cuba, Finland and Thailand the latest to join the list.

UN agency to issue guidance for influenza A(H1N1) caregivers

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today it will soon publish initial guidance for clinical management of influenza A(H1N1) infection, 5,251 cases of which have now been officially reported by 30 countries.

Influenza A(H1N1) cases nearly double over weekend – UN health agency

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today that the number of laboratory-confirmed cases of the influenza A(H1N1) virus has increased to 4,694 – nearly double the figure reported last Friday – including 53 deaths.

Influenza A(H1N1) infections climb to 2,500, UN agency reports

The number of influenza A(H1N1) infections has risen to 2,500 in 25 countries, the United Nations health agency reported today, while adding that there were no new deaths from the virus.

Influenza A(H1N1) infections top 2,000 with 44 deaths, reports UN agency

The number of people infected with the influenza A(H1N1) virus has topped 2,000, the United Nations health agency confirmed today, stressing that although symptoms for the vast majority of the cases are mild, there is no room for complacency.

UN prepares for production of influenza A(H1N1) vaccine as infections rise

The number of influenza A(H1N1) infections continues to climb, the United Nations health agency, which is at the centre of the global response to the outbreak, reported today, as it moves forward with efforts to create a vaccine.

Ban urges global solidarity to tackle influenza A(H1N1) outbreak

The current influenza A(H1N1) outbreak is yet another reminder of just how much countries are interconnected, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon emphasized today, urging global solidarity to tackle the virus.

Vigilance crucial as influenza A(H1N1) virus continues to evolve – Ban

The United Nations has no plans to raise the global alert level on the influenza A(H1N1) virus to Phase 6 at this time, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, while stressing the need for vigilance and preparedness as the outbreak continues to evolve.