The World Travel & Tourism Council has sought to reassure travellers no movement restrictions are currently in place following the spread of the Zika virus. The announcement follows a decision by the World Health Organisation to brand the outbreak as a public health emergency of international concern.
As of 13 June, worldwide more than 214 countries and overseas territories or communities have reported laboratory confirmed cases of pandemic influenza H1N1 2009, including over 18172 deaths. WHO is actively monitoring the progress of the pandemic through frequent consultations with the WHO Regional Offices and Member States and through monitoring of multiple sources of information.
Experts from around the globe are to investigate whether the World Health Organisation caused undue panic when responding to the 2009 swine flu outbreak. The UN body declared the spread of the A (H1N1) virus a “pandemic” in June 2009, despite advice from numerous governments not to do so.
The latest figures from the World Health Organisation show that 30 countries have now officially reported 5251 cases of A(H1N1) infection commonly referred to as Swine Flu. The most recent of these countries to add to the list is Cuba, with just one out of the suspected 84 cases returning positive for the virus.
The World Health Organisation has raised its warning level for swine flu from 4 to 5. The decision has come after news that the flu has so far been detected in nine countries.