Health Office monitors swine flu outbreak

The Swiss health authorities are not taking any special measures for now despite an outbreak of swine flu in Mexico that could lead to a pandemic.

This content was published on April 26, 2009 - 10:59

The situation was being monitored said the head of the Federal Health Office on Saturday.

He recommended that people who have a fever after returning from Mexico and the southern United States consult a doctor.

An emergency meeting of influenza experts at the Geneva-based World Health Organization did not take any decision.

A WHO spokeswoman said the group of 15 experts heard the latest information from the Mexican and US authorities on Saturday.

More than 80 people are thought to have been killed by an outbreak of a human swine flu virus.

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