Swine flu in the news

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01/08/2011 Swine flu breath test could reduce vaccination shortages

A unique breath test, which measures a person’s immune response to swine flu, could help to ease future vaccine shortages by identifying people who have already been infected with the flu virus.

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20/01/2011 Antibody transplant: last resort for swine flu

Transferring antibodies from the blood of recovering swine flu patients to those still suffering from the virus could provide a last resort treatment, according to the latest findings.

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13/05/2010 Seaweed extract inhibits H1N1

Scientists have discovered a natural extract from seaweed, which can inhibit the H1N1 swine flu virus.

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26/03/2010 Better H1N1 vaccines may be on the way

New research on H1N1 has found that the 2009 strain is similar to the 1918 pandemic strain, which may explain why the latest swine flu pandemic largely spared the elderly.

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25/02/2010 Is YouTube a useful source of information on H1N1?

Scientists have shown that YouTube was a great source of information during the initial phase of the H1N1 influenza outbreak.

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15/02/2010 European swine flu update

The 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic is well past its peak in Europe, but 26 H1N1 related deaths have been reported in the past week.

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05/01/2010 According to the WHO, the H1N1 influenza pandemic may take a year to conquer

World Health Organization Chief, Margaret Chan, says that the H1N1 flu pandemic may not be conquered until 2011.

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03/01/2010 France sells off H1N1 vaccines

France is selling off millions of surplus H1N1 vaccines to other countries, according to a French health ministry official.

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04/12/2009 H1N1 vaccine ‘is safe’

The European Medicines Agency has stated that no serious adverse reactions have occurred in the 10 million people vaccinated against H1N1 swine flu in Europe.

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01/12/2009 Swine flu has a knock-on effect to seasonal flu vaccines

Seasonal flu vaccines may be delayed in the southern hemisphere as orders for swine flu vaccines have affected the production of the usual seasonal vaccines.

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