Influenza A (H1N1) Outbreak Map

May 7, 2009 on 12:54 pm | In Health and travel, Influenza outbreak, Swine flu outbreak,, things travelers need to know, travel news, travel warnings | Comments Off

The World Health Organization has published a detailed map showing the geographic dispersion of the Swine Flu.  It is likely that the map underestimates the actual spread of the new influenza due to unreliable reporting in many developing nations. The former Swine Flu in now being called Influenza A (H1N1), as it is caused fo the influenza “A” virus that swince can transmit to humans, although the virus is also found in birds.

Also of interest is the WHO Influenza website, which is updated daily and contains information about the flu that may be of interest to travelers.  Finally, see this WHO link for information on what you can do to protect yourself from catching Influenza A (H1N1).

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