Flu Pandemics in Switzerland

Understand what to do in the event of an outbreak of bird or swine flu...

Various strains of influenza spread rapidly and can cause concerns of a pandemic. These include viruses such as the A/H1N1 "swine flu" virus and the H5N1 "bird flu" virus affecting livestock.

Information is always readily available in the media (print news and TV) and from government organisations.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) monitors health issues within the United Nations country.

H1N1 Information for Switzerland

Switzerland has a dedicated service to address concerns of citizens and residents, Pandemia.ch.

Virus Hotlines in Switzerland

  • The Swiss Federal Office for Public Health has information on Avian Influenza: Click here (in French)
  • Avian influenza hotline: Tel: +41 (0)31 322 21 00
  • Info'Grippe hotline Tel: 0825 302 302

Information in English

WHO, the World Health Organisation, is responsible for coordinating the global response to human cases of avian flu and provides information in English.

Official Consular Information - Pandemics Affecting Humans

Consulates provide information for their nationals in the possible event of pandemic influenza.

  • GOV.UK on pandemic flu: Click here
  • A guide for Australians living or travelling overseas: Click here
  • Information for travellers from the US from the government: Click here
  • Travel reports for Canadians: Click here