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HPA voices concerns over drug-resistant super swine flu virus (H1N1pdm09)

The UK’s HPA (Health Protection Agency) has voiced concerns over a new drug resistant strain of swine flu. The H1N1 or swine flu virus is usually treated with Tamiflu (oseltamivir) however this new strain of the virus renders the drug “powerless”. This new strain

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Swine flu vacine Pandemrix raises risk of narcolepsy in children

New research suggests that the swine flu jab given to hundreds of thousands of children in the UK can increase the risk of developing the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Health officials have expressed concern over the figures that show for every 55,000 doses

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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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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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