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New York State declares influenza emergency in wake of epidemic

Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York State has declared a public health emergency as the influenza epidemic continues to grip the country. The state has seen record cases of the flu with almost 20,000 cases reported this season. A figure more

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Posted in Flu Epidemic

Swine Flu H1N1 deaths in China mark the first deadly cases in Beijing since 2010

Chinese state media has reported that two Chinese women have died in the capital in the past 10 days from the Swine flu H1N1 virus. The two cases mark the first deaths from the virus in the capital since 2010. According to a

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Flu Q&A: Are Flu vaccinations safe for children?

With the flu season in full swing many parents will be considering giving their child / children a flu vaccination to boost their protection against the virus. Flu shots are already given regularly to the elderly but like many parents, you’ll be

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Flu cases increase by almost half in a fortnight

According to figures from the Health Protection Agency, consultations for patients in England with flu symptoms rose  from 23 per 100,000 in mid-December to 33 per 100,000 in the week ending December 30th. Scotland and Northern Ireland also saw similar increases with consultation rates of

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Posted in Flu News, Flu Treatments

Over a million people in the UK stuck down by norovirus

According to figures from Health Protection Agency (HPA) over a million people in the UK have been infected by the winter vomiting bug also known as the dreaded norovirus. The figures reveal that a infections in 2012 were 83 per cent higher

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“Catch it. Bin it. Kill it” Campaign kicks off to help reduce seasonal flu infections

Today the UK Department of Health (DH) has launched the “Catch it. Bin it. Kill it” campaign to help kerb flu infections. The campaign is aimed at helping to reduce flu infections rates by urging the public to carry tissues, use

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Get your immune system back to its best

After fighting an infection you could find friendly bacteria puts you on the road to good health If you’ve suffered from poor health in the past your immune system could be left in a weakened state. If this is the

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Flu experts warn of H1N1 (Swine Flu) strain resistant to Tamiflu

For those in the Northern Hemisphere, the flu season has just started. For those down under they are just wrapping it up as the sun begins to shine.  However flu experts are now warning of a new strain of H1N1

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Leeds Nurse given “flu fighter” award

Leeds nurse,  Jo Snellin has been awarded a top medical title for her work combating UK winter flu bugs. She is one of just a few people who have been given the title of “flu fighter” for her work. The

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Posted in Flu News, Flu Vaccines

“Flu-v” the new universal flu vaccine that could protect for a lifetime

The new universal flu vaccine which will only need to be administered just once has been by researchers. The vaccine has been found to be effective against a number of different types of flu virus, including avian flu and swine flu

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