Further study needed on possible link between flu shot and narcolepsy – UN agency

The United Nations health agency today called for further investigation into a possible link between GlaxoSmithKline’s Pandemrix H1N1 flu vaccine and narcolepsy, after a Finnish study suggested children who got the shot were nine times more likely to suffer from the rare sleeping disorder.

UN health agency declares H1N1 pandemic is over

The United Nations health agency today declared an end to the H1N1 pandemic but urged continued vigilance, cautioning that pandemics, like the viruses that cause them, are unpredictable.

Experts convene at UN forum to discuss impact of influenza on Africa

African health ministers and representatives of international agencies have gathered today in Marrakesh, Morocco, at a meeting organized by the United Nations and its partners to discuss the impact of influenza on the continent.

Senior UN health official refutes accusations of inflating risk of H1N1 flu pandemic

The top United Nations flu official today rejected allegations that the World Health Organization (WHO) exaggerated the severity of the H1N1 influenza pandemic under pressure from business interests.

With high infections in some countries, too early to declare H1N1 pandemic over – UN

With continued elevated levels of H1N1 flu in a number of countries, it remains too early to say that the pandemic is over, a top United Nations health official said today in the first major assessment of the new year.

UN health chief cautions H1N1 may not be conquered until 2011

The moderate impact of the H1N1 pandemic is the “best possible health news of the decade,” but the head of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today warned that more people – particularly in the southern hemisphere – could become sick this season and that it would be premature to say the health risk is over.

More urgent H1N1 treatment needed for at-risk groups with flu symptoms, UN warns

Immediate H1N1 antiviral treatment for people in at-risk groups with flu symptoms is vital for saving lives, according to updated United Nations guidelines released today, calling for greater urgency than earlier recommendations.

UN health agency set to receive 50 million H1N1 vaccines for developing countries

A giant pharmaceutical company is slated to donate 50 million doses of the pandemic H1N1 vaccine to the United Nations public health arm, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today.

UN health agency urges countries to remain prepared for H1N1 virus

The United Nations health agency today reiterated that countries need to remain prepared for the H1N1 virus, noting that the world has not yet hit the peak influenza season between January and February when more cases are expected.

Thousands in Asia-Pacific sprint to fight H1N1 – UN

Some 11,000 people have taken part in today's United Nations running festival in Bangkok, Thailand, to raise awareness of the need to curb the spread of the H1N1 flu pandemic.