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H1N1 Swine flu: a new pandemic on the way?

An outbreak of swine flu in eastern Europe is claiming lives and causing a stir in the media. A major H1N1 outbreak sparked a World Health

An outbreak of swine flu in eastern Europe is claiming lives and causing a stir in the media. A major H1N1 outbreak sparked a World Health

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Outbreak of swine flu kills 17 in Venezuela

In Venezuela 17 people have died and another 250 have been infected from an outbreak of H1N1 flu. The virus, more commonly known as swine flu

In Venezuela 17 people have died and another 250 have been infected from an outbreak of H1N1 flu. The virus, more commonly known as swine flu

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EU drug regulator probes GSK swine flu jab

Europe’s drug regulator has opened an investigation into the safety of a swine-flu vaccine to see if it is linked to suspected cases of

Europe’s drug regulator has opened an investigation into the safety of a swine-flu vaccine to see if it is linked to suspected cases of

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WHO slammed over handling of swine flu

The World Health Organisation is facing fresh claims that it exaggerated the risks of swine flu. A study for the human rights watchdog, the Council

The World Health Organisation is facing fresh claims that it exaggerated the risks of swine flu. A study for the human rights watchdog, the Council

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Canadian officials stress risk of vaccine reaction slight

(Replaces earlier version that contained factual errors) Canadian health officials are continuing investigations into a type of swine flu vaccine

(Replaces earlier version that contained factual errors) Canadian health officials are continuing investigations into a type of swine flu vaccine

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Flu vaccine: A race against time

Each year hundreds of thousands die as a result of influenza, millions become infected and the loss to the economy runs into billions. Vaccines

Each year hundreds of thousands die as a result of influenza, millions become infected and the loss to the economy runs into billions. Vaccines

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WHO tries to calm H1N1 vaccine fears

A vaccine against H1N1 flu should be effective even if the virus mutates, according to the World Health Organisation. The WHO wants to reassure

A vaccine against H1N1 flu should be effective even if the virus mutates, according to the World Health Organisation. The WHO wants to reassure

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Conference discusses next stage in swine flu pandemic

With just a couple of weeks before before schools go back around the northern hemisphere the International Swine Flu conference has convened in

With just a couple of weeks before before schools go back around the northern hemisphere the International Swine Flu conference has convened in

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Ill Presidente - Costa Rica's leader has swine flu

The President of Costa Rica Oscar Arias has swine flu, making him the first head of state known to have contracted the A-H1N1 virus. A government

The President of Costa Rica Oscar Arias has swine flu, making him the first head of state known to have contracted the A-H1N1 virus. A government

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Warnings over Tamiflu for children

Medical researchers in Britain have warned that children should not be routinely given flu drugs like Tamiflu and Relenza as the side-effects

Medical researchers in Britain have warned that children should not be routinely given flu drugs like Tamiflu and Relenza as the side-effects

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WHO reports progress on H1N1 flu vaccine

The World Health Organisation has said research into a vaccine against the H1N1 flu virus is “on track.” Dr Marie-Paule Kieny said clinical trials

The World Health Organisation has said research into a vaccine against the H1N1 flu virus is “on track.” Dr Marie-Paule Kieny said clinical trials

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WHO to provide progress report on H1N1 vaccine research

The World Health Organisation is set to provide an official progress update on the production of vaccines against the H1N1 flu virus as the global

The World Health Organisation is set to provide an official progress update on the production of vaccines against the H1N1 flu virus as the global

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Swine flu death toll tops 1,000 worldwide

As swine flu continues its relentless spread around the planet, latest figures show it has killed more than 1,000 people worldwide. In Argentina

As swine flu continues its relentless spread around the planet, latest figures show it has killed more than 1,000 people worldwide. In Argentina

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Flu fears diminish on cruise ship

The majority of passengers on a cruise ship carrying possible flu victims have been allowed to disembark in southern France. The “Voyager of the

The majority of passengers on a cruise ship carrying possible flu victims have been allowed to disembark in southern France. The “Voyager of the

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Flu pandemic covers close to 100 percent of the planet

Health experts have warned flu H1N1 is spreading and must be watched carefully in case it mutates. Close to 100 percent of the globe has been

Health experts have warned flu H1N1 is spreading and must be watched carefully in case it mutates. Close to 100 percent of the globe has been

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100,000 new swine flu cases in England

The number of new swine flu cases in England nearly doubled last week to an estimated 100,000. The figures were revealed as a national online and

The number of new swine flu cases in England nearly doubled last week to an estimated 100,000. The figures were revealed as a national online and

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Hesitation over swine flu measures

Four months after the outbreak of swine flu, world health authorities are hesitating over what measures to take to try to contain the spread of the

Four months after the outbreak of swine flu, world health authorities are hesitating over what measures to take to try to contain the spread of the

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Race against time to produce vaccines

The race to produce vaccines against swine flu is being stepped up around the world. For the last four months, more than thirty pharmaceutical

The race to produce vaccines against swine flu is being stepped up around the world. For the last four months, more than thirty pharmaceutical

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EU: "Summer travel will spread swine flu"

The surge in summer holiday traffic is expected to dramatically increase the spread of swine flu across Europe. Millions of us will be heading away

The surge in summer holiday traffic is expected to dramatically increase the spread of swine flu across Europe. Millions of us will be heading away

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First human trials of swine flu vaccine

The first human trials of a vaccine for H1N1 swine flu have begun in the Australian city of Adelaide. There is added urgency in the battle to beat

The first human trials of a vaccine for H1N1 swine flu have begun in the Australian city of Adelaide. There is added urgency in the battle to beat

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UN warning over H1N1 flu in poor nations

The UN is warning of a major humanitarian crisis if the influenza pandemic hits developing countries already ravaged by poverty and conflict. The

The UN is warning of a major humanitarian crisis if the influenza pandemic hits developing countries already ravaged by poverty and conflict. The

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Swine flu worsens; schools may close

The latest swine flu figures show the virus increasing its march around the world, with the global number of deaths almost doubling in a fortnight

The latest swine flu figures show the virus increasing its march around the world, with the global number of deaths almost doubling in a fortnight

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UK to launch H1N1 website and helpline

With an estimated 55,000 cases of the H1N1 virus in the last week, the UK government has announced that a pandemic website will be launched in the

With an estimated 55,000 cases of the H1N1 virus in the last week, the UK government has announced that a pandemic website will be launched in the

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Fit to fly airlines step up swine flu restrictions

British airlines have increased restrictions on suspected H1N1 carriers. BA along with Virgin Atlantic have told check-in staff to alert doctors

British airlines have increased restrictions on suspected H1N1 carriers. BA along with Virgin Atlantic have told check-in staff to alert doctors

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British airlines step up swine flu checks

British airlines have increased restrictions on suspected swine flu carriers. British Airways, along with Virgin Atlantic, have told check-in staff

British airlines have increased restrictions on suspected swine flu carriers. British Airways, along with Virgin Atlantic, have told check-in staff

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Brit students quarantined in China

A group of British students and their teachers have been quarantined in China after 4 of them were taken to hospital suffering from Swine Flu

A group of British students and their teachers have been quarantined in China after 4 of them were taken to hospital suffering from Swine Flu

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WHO warns of H1N1 vaccine delay

The WHO has said it could be the end of the year before a vaccine for the H1N1 influenza is properly licensed. However, countries are being

The WHO has said it could be the end of the year before a vaccine for the H1N1 influenza is properly licensed. However, countries are being

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Infant baby of swine flu victim dies after hospital feeding mistake

A shocking medical error has claimed the life of an infant born prematurely to a woman who was the first person in Spain to die from the H1N1 flu

A shocking medical error has claimed the life of an infant born prematurely to a woman who was the first person in Spain to die from the H1N1 flu

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"Every country will need H1N1 vaccines" - WHO

The World Health Organisation has predicted that every country in the world is going to need access to vaccines for the H1N1 flu virus. The

The World Health Organisation has predicted that every country in the world is going to need access to vaccines for the H1N1 flu virus. The