ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp.
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ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp.

April 27, 2009 19:30 ET

ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp.-Bulletin: Swine Flu

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 27, 2009) - ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp. (TSX VENTURE:APH)(OTCBB:APCSF) -

The current "swine flu", which is creating concerns about the possibility of a new pandemic, is caused by a new form of the Influenza A virus which shows characteristics of swine, avian and human viruses. Swine flu does not normally infect humans but a major pandemic occurred in 1918 when approximately 500 million people were infected worldwide and 50 million died. Since then, there have been other occurrences of swine flu but, prior to the current outbreak, only a small number of people were infected.

Historically, there have been approximately 3 influenza pandemics in each century for the last 300 years. The most recent ones were the Asian Flu in 1957 and the Hong Kong Flu in 1968. In recent years, the global focus for a pandemic has shifted to the H5N1 bird flu virus, which has spread from poultry to humans, especially in Asia but The World Health Organization has now also identified swine influenza as a potential source of a human flu pandemic.

Health organizations in Canada and the US have published recommendations on how to reduce the transmission of swine flu. These include washing your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water or hand sanitizer, covering your mouth when coughing and sneezing, keep doing what you normally do but stay home if you're sick and talk to your doctor if you experience flu-like symptoms.

About ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp.

ALDA is focused on the development of infection-control therapeutics derived from its patented T36® technology. T36® has been proven to be effective against the H1N1 and H3N2 strains of swine flu and against SARS-like viruses. The company trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "APH", and is quoted on the OTCBB under the symbol "APCSF".

Terrance G. Owen, Ph.D., MBA, President & CEO

ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp.

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