Swine Flu Info Symptoms
Swine Flu Symptoms- NHS news, advice
Swine flu info symptoms by Health Direct– latest news, advice and information.
Swine flu- move to recover cost of vaccine
Fri, 22 Jan 2010- The government is attempting to claw back tens of millions of pounds from flu vaccine manufacturers as it seeks to scale down an immunisation plan to protect the country from a severe pandemic.
Swine flu chaos for children over vaccinations fiasco
Thu, 10 Dec 2009- Plans to vaccinate healthy children under the age of five against swine flu are in disarray after doctors refused to sign up to a deal.
Swine flu deaths in England reach highest level
Fri, 27 Nov 2009- Deaths from the swine flu pandemic in England rose to their highest peak yet last week, new figures have shown.
Swine flu- strain resistant to Tamiflu spreads between UK hospital patients
Mon, 23 Nov 2009- A strain of Tamiflu resistant swine flu has spread between patients in a hospital as five patients on a unit for people with severe underlying health conditions at the University Hospital of Wales, in Cardiff, were diagnosed with swine flu that is resistant to the drug.
Sharp rise in England swine flu deaths
Fri, 20 Nov 2009- The latest weekly bulletin showed a sharp rise in patient deaths and the number of children being admitted to hospital.
Half term helps curb swine flu infections
Fri, 13 Nov 2009- Half term holidays may have temporarily eased the rise in the number of cases of swine flu, the government’s chief medical officer said yesterday.
NHS told to brace itself over swine flu epidemic
Tue, 27 Oct 2009- The NHS has been told to brace itself for action after a steep rise in swine flu infections.
Swine flu could lead to rise in MRSA
Thu, 22 Oct 2009- A second wave of swine flu hitting Britain could lead to a rise in MRSA infections, medics have warned.
National swine flu vaccinations to start this week
Mon, 19 Oct 2009- A national swine flu vaccination campaign will begin this week, with high risk patients and frontline health workers the first to receive a single dose jab, the Chief Medical Officer has announced.
Half of pregnant women will refuse swine flu vaccine
Mon 5 Oct 2009- Almost half of pregnant women say they would refuse to take the swine flu vaccine, suggesting many are worried about the safety of the jab, according to a new poll.
UK children receive swine flu jab
Wed, 30 Sep 2009- The first children in Britain to receive a vaccine against swine flu have begun to be immunised.
Swine flu- nanny state criticises naughty professionals who refuse vaccine putting patients at risk
Thu 10 Sep 2009- Doctors and nurses are potentially putting patients at risk if they refuse the swine flu vaccine, labour’s nanny state has warned.
It’s Monday, so it must be Swine Flu- Swine Flu rise points to Monday sickies
Mon, 7 Sep 2009- A weekly rise in cases of swine flu across the country on Mondays suggests that employees are using the pandemic as an excuse for throwing a Monday morning “sickie”.
WHO says that otherwise healthy people should not be given Tamiflu
Wed, 2 Sep 2009- Healthy people who catch swine flu should not be given antiviral drugs, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said, as most people will recover from symptoms within a week.
One in three nurses say they will not be immunised against swine flu, despite being offered the vaccine as a priority to protect patients.
Wed, 26 Aug 2009- Concerns about the swine flu vaccine’s safety and a perception that the infection is mild are among reasons that NHS staff gave for refusing to have the jab, a survey of nearly 1,500 staff found.
Swine flu shirkers cost firms more than virus, say employers
Mon 17 Aug 2009- Staff using the swine flu pandemic as an excuse to take time off work are causing more disruption to businesses than the virus itself, according to employers.
Swine flu- rise in UK deaths but overall numbers decline
Mon 10 Aug 2009- The number of deaths in England linked to swine flu jumped by nine to 36 over the past week, according to the Health Protection Agency.
Swine flu five times more virulent than normal
Wed 5 Aug 2009- Swine flu has been blamed for two more deaths– as the first full analysis of the virus shows it is five times more virulent than ordinary seasonal flu.
Tamiflu side effects linked to children reports find
Mon 3 Aug 2009- More than half of children taking Tamiflu to combat swine flu suffer side effects such as nausea, insomnia and nightmares, new research claims.
Labour Ministers unprepared for swine flu second wave Lords warn
31 Jul 2009- The labour Government appears to be unprepared for an expected second wave of swine flu in the autumn, according to a report by peers published this week.
Pregnant women up to four times more likely to become seriously ill with swine flu
30 Jul 2009- Pregnant women are up to four times more likely to be seriously ill and require hospitalisation when they have swine flu than the general population, new research from the United States suggests.
Swine flu could become resistant to Tamiflu because of over prescribing
29 Jul 2009- Swine flu could become resistant to Tamiflu, the only drug that can treat the virus, because it is being over prescribed, a leading doctor has warned.
Cutting doctors hours during swine flu outbreak is unnecessary risk labour Government is warned
28 Jul 2009- Cutting junior doctors hours during the swine flu outbreak will be “a sledgehammer that breaks the camel’s back” medics have warned.
Swine flu- labour ministers blamed for chaos
27 Jul 2009- The labour Government will be criticised over its handling of the swine flu crisis by a powerful parliamentary committee this week.
Swine flu helpline hit by problems
24 Jul 2009- The launch of the national pandemic flu service for England yesterday was marred by some early hiccups as the number of the country’s swine flu cases was estimated to have almost doubled in a week from 55,000 to 100,000.
Swine flu- travellers abroad face hostile reception
23 Jul 2009- Long viewed with suspicion for bringing drunken rowdiness to foreign cities, the British face a new reason for hostility as they head abroad for summer holidays: the risk that they bring swine flu with them from the country with one of the world’s highest infection rates.
Companies in swine flu fight over staff and profits
22 Jul 2009- Most businesses were trying to avoid being swept up in the panic this week. But with the number of cases doubling to 100,000, companies were testing business continuity plans to make sure they could cope with large numbers of sick workers.
Cherie Blair suffering from swine flu
21 Jul 2009- News that the former prime minister’s wife had become Britain’s most high profile victim of the virus came as figures emerged showing that the number of swine flu cases jumped by nearly 50 per cent in a week.
GPs criticise labour response to swine flu pandemic
20 Jul 2009- GPs have criticised the labour Government’s response to the flu pandemic, accusing it of providing conflicting advice to both doctors and patients.
Swine flu set to hit one in eight British workers
17 Jul 2009- Almost one in eight workers are likely to be forced to stay at home with swine flu, according to labour government figures.
Swine flu vaccine not ready for months says World Health Organisation
16 Jul 2009- The head of the World Health Organisation, Dr Margaret Chan, has cast doubt on the labour Government’s claims that a reliable swine flu vaccine will be available to the public by next month.
Swine flu virus has mutated in London, scientists warn
15 Jul 2009- London has already developed its own mutated strain of swine flu, scientists warned yesterday.
Swine flu death toll rises to 16 in Britain
Mon, 13 Jul 2009- A patient from London has died after contracting swine flu taking the number of swine flu related deaths in the UK to 16, it was announced today.
Swine flu cases in Britain could top 100,000 a day
Mon, 6 Jul 2009- The number of swine flu cases could reach more than 100,000 per day by the end of August, Andy Burnham, the Health Secretary, told the Commons.
Second UK swine fever death as baby dies after pregnant mum
Tue, Jun 16, 2009- The partner of the first person in the UK to die of swine flu suffered a second loss last night when his premature son died in hospital.
WHO declares global swine flu pandemic and says virus is ‘unstoppable’
Mon, Jun 15, 2009- The world is officially in the grip of the first global flu pandemic for 40 years.
Swine flu vaccine supplies secured and costed
Thu, May 28, 2009- Fresh hope of protection against the H1N1 flu outbreak emerged when the labour government said it had signed a £450m agreement to reserve scarce manufacturing capacity for 90m doses of vaccine by the end of the year.
Swine flu- Labour Government signs up for 90 million doses of vaccine
Wed, May 27, 2009- Labour Ministers have signed agreements to secure up to 90 million doses of swine flu vaccine despite the fact that a pandemic has not yet been declared.
NHS swine flu absence may reach 85%
Tue, May 26, 2009- The NHS may struggle to cope if there is a flu pandemic because of the number of staff who will fail to turn up for work, a report suggests.
Swine flu- hospitals could turn away critical patients in a pandemic
Tue, May 5, 2009- Hospitals could be “rapidly overwhelmed” and forced to turn away critically ill patients if a flu pandemic reaches Britain, according to the Government’s own assessment.