World Health Organization

Swine influenza frequently asked questions

  • What is swine influenza?
  • What are the implications for human health?
  • Where have human cases occurred?
  • How do people become infected?
  • Is it safe to eat pork meat and products?
  • What about the pandemic risk?
  • Is there a human vaccine to protect against swine influenza?
  • What drugs are available for treatment?
  • What should I do if I am in regular contact with pigs?
  • How can I protect myself from getting swine influenza from infected people?