More people died after contracting swine flu in Britain last winter than during the previous year’s pandemic. Official figures show there were at least 562 deaths linked to the H1N1 virus during the most recent “season” compared with 474 in the global outbreak of 2009. The young and the middle aged bore the burnt of […]
Posted: June 1st, 2011 under Accident & Emergencies, Doctors, GPs, Health, National Health Service, NHS, NHS Deaths, postcode lottery, swine flu, Uncategorized.
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It is “absolutely essential” that the coalition government improves how it communicates risk and uncertainty to the public and the media, say MPs, reporting on Ministers’ handling of the H1N1 (swine flu) pandemic. On July 16, 2009, when Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson held a press briefing that led to media reports suggesting that […]
Posted: March 18th, 2011 under Accident & Emergencies, Conservatives, Doctors, GPs, Health Professionals, National Health Service, NHS, NHS Deaths, Uncategorized.
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MRSA Action UK’s dismay at the government’s continued failings to inform the public of the need to protect themselves from Swine Flu and other infectious illnesses that have become a modern day plague. With H1N1 (Swine Flu), norovirus and the continuing threat from MRSA and Clostridium difficile in the community setting MRSA Action UK is […]
Posted: January 31st, 2011 under Accident & Emergencies, Health, Health Direct, Health Professionals, Hygiene, MRSA, National Health Service, NHS, NHS Deaths, swine flu, Uncategorized.
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The doctor parents of a three year old girl who died from swine flu have called for all children to be vaccinated against the virus. Lana Ameen, who had no underlying health problems, died in hospital on Boxing Day, two days after apparently catching a cold and developing a high temperature. Her parents, a doctor […]
Posted: January 28th, 2011 under Accident & Emergencies, Doctors, Health Professionals, National Health Service, NHS, NHS Deaths, swine flu, Uncategorized.
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Pregnant women were denied the seasonal flu jab in some parts of the UK, before swine flu began claiming more lives, because not all GPs were aware that mothers-to-be had been made a priority group to receive the jab this winter. Louise Silverton, deputy general secretary of the Royal College of Midwives, told the Guardian […]
Posted: January 25th, 2011 under Accident & Emergencies, Drugs, Health Professionals, maternity, NHS Deaths, swine flu, Uncategorized.
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Young people are at a greater risk from swine flu than the over-60s but are more reluctant to get vaccinated, an expert has warned. Professor John Oxford, from Queen Mary, University of London, said pensioners would have been exposed to the virus in the 1940s and 1950s. He explained older people are usually more vulnerable […]
HS Direct is struggling to cope as the number of people using the helpline dramatically increases due to freezing weather and the swine flu outbreak.Amid claims some patients had waited for two days to speak to a nurse, officials urged patients to use a new online health information service. Senior nurses suggested the helpline was […]
Posted: December 24th, 2010 under Accident & Emergencies, Doctors, Health, Health Direct, Health Websites, National Health Service, NHS, NHS Deaths, NHS Direct, swine flu, Uncategorized.
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Fears of a major swine flu crisis are growing after a letter from the country’s top doctor warned that half of the most severe cases have involved people who were previously healthy. Professor Dame Sally Davies, the Government’s chief medical officer, has written to all GPs and NHS hospitals warning of a “sharp increase” in […]
The Swine flu H1N1 virus that swept the world last year causing a global health emergency has returned to claim the lives of 10 adults in the UK in the past six weeks.The 10 deaths were in younger adults under 65 and associated with H1N1 swine flu. Most had underlying conditions but “a small proportion” […]
A woman in Hong Kong is seriously ill in hospital with bird flu – the first human case of the disease to be diagnosed in the territory since 2003. Officials said the 59-year-old fell ill shortly after returning from a visit to the Chinese mainland. It is not yet clear whether she contracted the potentially […]