Bangladesh, Jan. 6 -- There is no 'swine flu' influenza virus in the country as the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the virus as seasonal influenza in 2011 after the 2009 flu pandemic.

Officials of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), which monitors the seasonal influenza, avian and other influenza viruses in Bangladesh, said this at a press briefing in the city on Sunday.

The IEDCR held the emergency press briefing on 'Influenza A/H1N1', known as swine flu virus, to clarify media reports that the some swine flu cases were found in recent times.

The officials said they wanted to dispel misconceptions about seasonal influenza viruses as the media have been publishing misleading news.

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