Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Influenza pandemic threat: current situation

Given the unpredictable behaviour of influenza viruses, neither the timing nor the severity of the next pandemic can be predicted with any certainty. Information on these pages has been compiled to help policy-makers and the public stay informed in a situation that is rapidly evolving.

Current level of alert

Advice to the public

The current H5N1 avian influenza situation

Preparedness measures

Basic facts and dates