Wed, 27 Feb 2013 00:23:24 GMTGlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix swine flu vaccine has been linked to cases of the rare sleep disorder narcolepsy in children in a scientific study in England that confirms similar findings elsewhere in Europe.
Thu, 9 Aug 2012 18:19:25 GMTAs many as 145 people have now been infected with a new pig flu virus, but the CDC says the disease does not appear to be any more serious than normal seasonal flu.
Mon, 25 Jun 2012 23:31:19 GMTThe number of people who died of swine flu during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic may be about 15 times higher than originally calculated, according to a new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Mon, 10 Jan 2011 18:23:00 GMTA study of antibodies from people infected with H1N1 swine flu adds proof that scientists are closing in on a "universal" flu shot that could neutralize many types of flu strains, including H1N1 swine flu and H5N1 bird flu, U.S. researchers said on Monday.
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 20:21:53 GMTMore than 300 people are in intensive care in hospitals across Britain with flu. Officials say doctors and nurses are seeing "unprecedented levels" of hospitalization of high-risk adults who have severe flu symptoms.
Thu, 1 Jul 2010 21:59:49 GMT
(image) About a quarter of the swine flu vaccine produced for the U.S. public has expired — meaning that a whopping 40 million doses worth about $260 million are being written off as trash.
Thu, 3 Jun 2010 13:06:39 GMT
(image) The H1N1 pandemic is not yet over although its most intense activity has passed in many parts of the world, the World Health Organization said on Thursday after a review of the flu outbreak by independent experts.
Tue, 8 Jun 2010 14:38:25 GMTThe head of the World Health Organization on Tuesday strongly rejected suggestions that her decisions about swine flu were influenced by advisers' links to pharmaceutical companies.
Fri, 23 Apr 2010 19:41:36 GMT
(image) When this city of 8.7 million awoke one year ago to confusing news of a new virus, it sent the world on a wild six-month roller-coaster ride of fear and frantic action.
Tue, 1 Jun 2010 10:34:32 GMTThe World Health Organization says an expert panel may recommend Tuesday that the global body declare the swine flu pandemic officially over.
Mon, 24 May 2010 15:55:19 GMTThe Food and Drug Administration says it has approved the first diagnostic test for 2009 swine flu under its traditional approval system.
Tue, 20 Apr 2010 20:01:08 GMTQuick treatment with flu medicine saved the lives of many pregnant women who were stricken by swine flu last year, according to the most complete analysis of deaths among expectant mothers.
Mon, 12 Apr 2010 16:15:28 GMT
(image) The World Health Organization on Monday conceded shortcomings in its handling of the H1N1 swine flu pandemic, including a failure to communicate uncertainties about the new virus as it swept around the globe.
Mon, 29 Mar 2010 21:31:37 GMTA group of outside experts will scrutinize the World Health Organization's response to the swine flu outbreak and likely examine whether the term pandemic was appropriate, the World Health Organization said Monday.
Thu, 1 Apr 2010 17:54:12 GMTNew England leads the nation in swine flu vaccinations, while the South has the lowest rates, U.S. health officials said Thursday in the first state-by-state report on turnout.
Mon, 29 Mar 2010 20:50:25 GMTHealth officials are renewing their push for Americans to get swine flu vaccinations following a recent uptick in hospital cases in Georgia.
Fri, 26 Mar 2010 22:30:25 GMTCuba will begin vaccinating nearly 10 percent of its citizens against swine flu next week, reversing its previous skepticism about the high cost and effectiveness of immunization to combat the virus.
Thu, 25 Mar 2010 14:32:28 GMT
(image) The H1N1 swine flu virus may have been new to humanity in many ways but in one key feature its closest relative was the 1918 pandemic virus, researchers reported on Wednesday.