Media Advisory

Flu experts available to comment on WHO's pandemic alert

Contact: Sarah Yang, Media Relations
(510) 643-7741
scyang@berkeley.edu

11 June 2009

ATTENTION: Reporters covering the H1N1 (swine) flu


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MEMO TO THE MEDIA
UC Berkeley experts available for interviews regarding the swine flu pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that it is declaring a pandemic of the H1N1 (swine) flu, the first global flu epidemic in 41 years. A number of experts from the University of California, Berkeley, are available for comment on this latest development, which came after news that the number of flu cases jumped to 27,737, including 141 deaths, in 74 countries.

The experts list can be found online at: http://www.berkeley.edu/news/extras/swineflu/.