Monday, May 4, 2009

Swine Flu Update: Influenza A (H1N1)

As of May 1, 2009

The 2009 BIO International Convention is on track to be an outstanding event. We have top global biotech leaders, great keynoters, an exciting exhibition, and a highly active business forum.

We continue to monitor closely information and guidance from federal and international agencies concerning the Influenza A (H1N1) outbreak in the United States. We remain committed to providing our attendees with timely travel advisories and other information. We also are preparing to take any actions that may be recommended by appropriate health authorities to enhance the safety of our attendees. We will post updated information as it becomes available.

There are currently no travel restrictions to the U.S. by the World Health Organization (WHO). The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states, "H1N1 flu should not discourage people from traveling to or within the United States." '

We encourage attendees and our exhibitors to follow the advice of public health professionals. Experts note the simplest safeguards, such as washing hands and using disinfectants, can be among the most effective. WHO and CDC have recommended precautions to protect from spread of the virus.

For these tips and updated information visit:
» World Health Organization
» Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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