The World Health Organization declared Tuesday that the swine flu pandemic over.
The global body's pandemic alert shifted to the "post-peak" or "post-pandemic" stages.
WHO last week confirmed 18,449 deaths from swine flu worldwide since the outbreak began in April 2009. The number of lab-confirmed deaths globally has... more »
The World Health Organization has rejected as "irresponsible" allegations that swine flu is a fake pandemic.
WHO also dismissed claims it colluded with drug companies to bring economic benefit to the industry by playing up the danger of the new H1N1 influenza strain.
WHO officials will meet with... more »
Don't count the swine flu out. The head of the World Health Organization says the worst of the swine flu outbreak is over in the United States. Dr. Margaret Chan also says Canada, Britain and some other northern hemisphere countries have seen the worst. But Chan says many more people... more »
The World Health Organization's flu chief said the swine flu virus has now become the predominant flu strain worldwide.
In some countries, swine flu accounts for up to 70 percent of the flu viruses being sampled, said Dr. Keiji Fukuda, WHO's top flu official.
While most people recover... more »
The World Health Organization says global production of vaccines for pandemic flu will be "substantially less" than the previous maximum forecast of 94 million doses a week.
WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl says the number of doses produced in a year will fall short of the 4.9 billion doses the... more »
The World Health Organization says at least 625 people have been reported dead from swine flu in the last week. The swine flu virus has caused at least 2,837 deaths since it emerged in Mexico and the United States earlier this year and developed into a full-blown global epidemic. Most... more »
A Swiss drugmaker says one of its swine flu vaccines may work with just one dose, rather than two as previously expected. That word from Novartis comes as China approved a swine flu vaccine which its producer, Sinovac, says will also work with just one dose. Most experts had thought... more »