PREGNANT women are among those being targeted as part of the efforts to encourage at-risk groups to get their winter flu jab as soon as possible.
A SHERIFF yesterday criticised the Crown Office for spending taxpayers' money on an inquiry into the death of a 53-year-old man from swine flu.
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A BREATH test has been developed that could be used to identify people infected with the swine flu virus.
ALMOST one in two Scots caught swine flu during the first outbreak of the virus, but only one in 20 went to doctors reporting symptoms, research has revealed.
A SQUASH champion and former RAF medic was "relieved" when a doctor told him that he only had seasonal flu - but died of swine flu four days later, a fatal accident inquiry has heard.
THREE more deaths of patients with flu have been reported in Scotland in the past week.
Four people with flu have died in the past week, taking the total number of deaths in Scotland so far this winter to 54.
A MAN who had "never been ill" has died from swine flu just hours after complaining of a sore throat and a headache.
DETAILS of flu hotspots in Scotland should be made public to keep people informed of what is happening in their area, an expert said yesterday, as it emerged 13 more patients had died with the virus.
A FURTHER 13 people with flu died in Scotland in the past week, new figures revealed today.
A GRIEVING father yesterday told how his family had been left "utterly devastated" after his teenage son died of swine flu just days after complaining that he could not shake off a cold.
A TWO-YEAR-OLD boy with swine flu has died in Northern Ireland.
A NEW mother who almost died after contracting swine flu has urged all pregnant women to get vaccinated to protect themselves.
Chickens have been genetically modified to prevent them spreading potentially deadly bird flu.
SEVENTEEN people in Scotland have died from flu in the past week, the biggest weekly toll since reporting of deaths from the virus began.
SEVENTEEN people with flu have died in Scotland in the past week, new figures revealed today, bringing the total number of deaths since the start of the season to 27.
Swine flu may hold the key to developing a universal vaccine effective against most kinds of influenza.
SCHOOL children should be made a priority group for the winter flu vaccination programme, according to some of Scotland's leading experts on the virus.
DEATHS linked to this winter's flu outbreak have more than doubled in the last week, with six new fatalities reported in Scotland.
SIX people in Scotland have died from flu in the past seven days, with five of those suffering from swine flu, new figures show.