Initial it absolutely was the particular fowl flu. Then it had been the particular the swine flu virus. Imagine what is following? That's right: the particular zombie influenza! Read More »
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Governments around the world are striving to contain a new flu virus suspected of killing more than 100 people in Mexico. Experts warn swine flu could spark a global pandemic. BBC News online put a number of your questions to flu expert Maureen Baker, Head of Pandemic Planning at the Royal College of General Practitioners. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERSMy friend has recently got back from Mexico and has b Read More »
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The world is better prepared than ever for a possible flu pandemic, health chiefs say. Are you concerned? Read More »
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The first case of swine flu has been confirmed in Europe.A male patient in south-eastern Spain has tested positive for the virus and 17 people are under investigation, the Spanish health ministry has said. European Union health ministers are to hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the outbreak, which has killed more than 100 people in Mexico. The EU's Health Commissioner, Androulla Va Read More »
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China has banned imports of pork products from Mexico and several US states as part of attempts to prevent a deadly flu virus entering the country.Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia announced plans to screen travellers for symptoms of swine flu. Asian governments are on high alert after the World Health Organization (WHO) warned of a possible pandemic. Asia has battled hard to st Read More »
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Two people admitted to a Scottish hospital with mild flu-like symptoms after returning from Mexico are due to receive their test results later.The pair have been undergoing tests at Monklands Hospital, Lanarkshire. At least 103 people in Mexico are now suspected to have died after contracting swine flu. Scottish Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon stressed the Scottish measures were "precaution Read More »
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Asian stock markets have fallen in Monday trading, with airlines leading the declines on fears over the economic impact of the swine flu outbreak.With the outbreak in Mexico spreading to the US and Canada, shares in Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways were 8% lower in afternoon trade. Its loss was echoed by carriers across the region, with shares in Japan Airlines ending the day down 4.5%. Investo Read More »
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