Page last updated at 16:51 GMT, Wednesday, 29 April 2009 17:51 UK

Virus 'spread by people not pigs'


World Health Organization acting Assistant Director General Keiji Fukuda has said that the swine flu virus is "moving from person to person" rather than being transmitted by pigs.

A 23-month-old Mexican child has died of swine flu in Texas - the first death from the virus outside Mexico, where it may have killed as many as 159 people.


Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific