Dr Fred Hayden, Influenza Research Co-ordinator, Wellcome Trust
Dr James Wood, Director of Cambridge Infectious Diseases Consortium, University of Cambridge
Prof Wendy Barclay, Professor of Influenza Virology, Imperial College London
Dr Andrew Hayward, Senior Lecturer in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, University College London
Prof Peter Openshaw, Director of the Centre for Respiratory Infection, Imperial College London
This briefing, run in conjunction with the BBSRC, the Wellcome Trust and the MRC, was held to launch three new research projects looking at various aspects of swine flu, including the monitoring of pigs in the UK, the numbers of cases in the community and the pattern of spread, and whether hospital cases should be the main focus of concern or if the handling of cases should be changed.