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Strict Monitoring Of Swine Flu In Place

Sunday, 26 April 2009, 1:38 pm
Press Release: Ministry of Health

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26 April 2009

Strict Monitoring Of Swine Flu In Place

The Ministry of Health is continuing to monitor updates from the World Health Organisation concerning an outbreak of swine influenza (H1N1) in Mexico and the western United States.

Normal border control procedures are in place, and the WHO has asked all countries to "intensify surveillance for unusual outbreaks of influenza-like illness and severe pneumonia".

The Ministry continues to be in contact with the WHO and is liasing with Australia in terms of what their response at this stage is. We are implementing the early stages of our pandemic response plan, however at this stage there is no indication that this will be needed.

An updated statement will be issued as soon as more information is available.

The WHO statements can be found by following this link:

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2009/h1n1_20090425/en/index.html

WHO questions and answers concerning swine influenza:

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2009/h1n1_20090425/en/index.html

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