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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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Report suggests billions wasted on 'ineffective' Tamiflu drug

A major new study suggests billions may have been wasted worldwide on a flu drug it says works no better than paracetamol. The report claims

A major new study suggests billions may have been wasted worldwide on a flu drug it says works no better than paracetamol. The report claims

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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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A million Ukrainians hit by swine flu

The latest swine flu figures from Ukraine say more than a million people have been affected by the virus, and that number could rise dramatically

The latest swine flu figures from Ukraine say more than a million people have been affected by the virus, and that number could rise dramatically

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Swine flu in Ukraine could spread to other countries

Extra vigilance is being taken at the Polish-Ukrainian border following the rapid spread of swine flu in Ukraine. Poland has urged the EU to swiftly

Extra vigilance is being taken at the Polish-Ukrainian border following the rapid spread of swine flu in Ukraine. Poland has urged the EU to swiftly

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Tamiflu touches down in Kiev

A plane carrying 300,000 doses of the anti-viral drug Tamiflu has arrived in Kiev. The medicine was ordered from Switzerland by Ukraine’s health

A plane carrying 300,000 doses of the anti-viral drug Tamiflu has arrived in Kiev. The medicine was ordered from Switzerland by Ukraine’s health

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Ukraine urged to stay calm as swine flu fear spreads

They are prized possessions in Ukraine right now but not everyone can get their hands on a mask as swine flu triggers alarm across the country

They are prized possessions in Ukraine right now but not everyone can get their hands on a mask as swine flu triggers alarm across the country

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Ukraine gripped by swine flu fears

Ukraine’s swine flu epidemic is spreading at an alarming rate. The number of deaths has risen to nearly 50. President Viktor Yushchenko made the

Ukraine’s swine flu epidemic is spreading at an alarming rate. The number of deaths has risen to nearly 50. President Viktor Yushchenko made the

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Swine flu gives Sanofi a shot in the arm

French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis has swine flu to thank for an improved outlook for 2009. The group said it expected H1N1 vaccines to add around 337

French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis has swine flu to thank for an improved outlook for 2009. The group said it expected H1N1 vaccines to add around 337

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Ukraine shuts schools amid H1N1 fears

In Ukraine, schools have been closed, all public events have been banned and restrictions imposed on people’s movements after the country confirmed

In Ukraine, schools have been closed, all public events have been banned and restrictions imposed on people’s movements after the country confirmed

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Chan defends WHO's record in fighting H1N1

As the H1N1 virus rears its head again with the approach of the Northern winter it is a timely moment for the Asturias prizes committee to honour the

As the H1N1 virus rears its head again with the approach of the Northern winter it is a timely moment for the Asturias prizes committee to honour the

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Spain to test swine flu vaccine on children

Clinical trials of a swine flu vaccine are to be conducted on 400 Spanish children aged as young as six months. Already selected, the group will

Clinical trials of a swine flu vaccine are to be conducted on 400 Spanish children aged as young as six months. Already selected, the group will

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Schools close in France because of H1N1

Numerous schools and classes have been closed in France because of the H1N1 flu pandemic. Unlike countries such as the US and Britain, who say

Numerous schools and classes have been closed in France because of the H1N1 flu pandemic. Unlike countries such as the US and Britain, who say

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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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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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WHO declares swine flu 'unstoppable'

The United Nations’ senior health officer has warned that the spread of H1N1, so-called swine flu is now unstoppable. Dr Margaret Chan delivered her

The United Nations’ senior health officer has warned that the spread of H1N1, so-called swine flu is now unstoppable. Dr Margaret Chan delivered her

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UK fears huge surge in flu cases

Health officials in Spain and France have played down fears of a surge in H1N1 flu cases, saying British warnings are exaggerated. Spain has Europe’s

Health officials in Spain and France have played down fears of a surge in H1N1 flu cases, saying British warnings are exaggerated. Spain has Europe’s