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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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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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“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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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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North Somerset NHS urges pregnant women to get the flu jab

According to NHS North Somerset thousands of pregnant women could be putting both themselves and their unborn baby at risk if they do not get a free flu jab provided by the NHS. Over  2,000 women in the North Somerset area

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