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Swine flu shot linked to narcolepsy, study finds

Wed, 27 Feb 2013 00:23:24 GMT

GlaxoSmithKline'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.

New pig flu spreads to more people, CDC says

Thu, 9 Aug 2012 18:19:25 GMT

As 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.

Swine flu outbreak 15 times deadlier than thought

Mon, 25 Jun 2012 23:31:19 GMT

The 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.

Swine flu survivors built super flu antibodies

Mon, 10 Jan 2011 18:23:00 GMT

A 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.

300 hospitalized in Britain's ICUs with flu

Tue, 21 Dec 2010 20:21:53 GMT

More 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.

Expired swine flu shots amount to $260 million loss

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.

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Don't relax. Swine flu not over yet, WHO says

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.

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Drug companies no influence in swine flu?

Tue, 8 Jun 2010 14:38:25 GMT

The 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.

1 year after H1N1, Mexicans question response

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.

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WHO: Panel may recommend ending swine flu alert

Tue, 1 Jun 2010 10:34:32 GMT

The World Health Organization says an expert panel may recommend Tuesday that the global body declare the swine flu pandemic officially over.

Swine flu test approved for permanent use

Mon, 24 May 2010 15:55:19 GMT

The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved the first diagnostic test for 2009 swine flu under its traditional approval system.

Many pregnant H1N1 victims saved by flu drugs

Tue, 20 Apr 2010 20:01:08 GMT

Quick 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.

WHO admits errors in handling flu pandemic

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.

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Swine flu response: Alarmist or legit?

Mon, 29 Mar 2010 21:31:37 GMT

A 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.

New England tops in swine flu vaccinations

Thu, 1 Apr 2010 17:54:12 GMT

New 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.

Georgia sees uptick in swine flu cases

Mon, 29 Mar 2010 20:50:25 GMT

Health officials are renewing their push for Americans to get swine flu vaccinations following a recent uptick in hospital cases in Georgia.

Cuba to vaccinate 1 million against swine flu

Fri, 26 Mar 2010 22:30:25 GMT

Cuba 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.

Swine flu virus not so new, study finds

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.

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