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Could social media track flu outbreaks?

New research from the Bristol University suggests that social media could be used to track an events such as flu outbreaks. A team from the Universities Intelligent Systems Laboratory have built a predictive model that was able to identify keywords

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Research suggests that half of UK population had swine flu during pandemic

Research suggest that almost half of the population may have caught swine flu during the 2009 / 2010 pandemic – although many of those who had shown positive test results didn’t realise it. Bloods taken from over 1,600 Britons after

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UK Government planning For Future flu Pandemics

The use of antivirals, pandemic vaccines and planning assumptions are among the issues that will be set out in a consultation launched today to update the cross-Government pandemic flu strategy. The UK Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Strategy updates the 2007 National

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