Swine Flu

Swine Flu

Mothers-to-be urged to have the winter flu jab

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.

Swine flu inquiry is criticised as a waste of public funds

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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Simple breath test to detect swine flu may mean end of needless jabs

A BREATH test has been developed that could be used to identify people infected with the swine flu virus.

Half of Scots were infected by swine flu

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.

Nurse died days after GP 'failed to tell him he had swine flu'

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.

Swine flu claims three more lives in seven days

THREE more deaths of patients with flu have been reported in Scotland in the past week.

Swine flu claims four more lives

Four people with flu have died in the past week, taking the total number of deaths in Scotland so far this winter to 54.

Shock as 'never ill' Garry dies of swine flu

A MAN who had "never been ill" has died from swine flu just hours after complaining of a sore throat and a headache.

Reveal deadly flu hotspots, says expert

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.

13 more flu deaths recorded in Scotland

A FURTHER 13 people with flu died in Scotland in the past week, new figures revealed today.

Student, 18, dies of swine flu three days after going to GP with cold

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.

Two-year-old boy dies from swine flu

A TWO-YEAR-OLD boy with swine flu has died in Northern Ireland.

Mother: 'I didn't dare bond with my newborn baby because I was convinced I was going to die'

A NEW mother who almost died after contracting swine flu has urged all pregnant women to get vaccinated to protect themselves.

Edinburgh scientists modify bird genes to halt lethal virus

Chickens have been genetically modified to prevent them spreading potentially deadly bird flu.

Flu claims 17 lives in deadliest week yet

SEVENTEEN people in Scotland have died from flu in the past week, the biggest weekly toll since reporting of deaths from the virus began.

17 flu deaths recorded in Scotland in past week

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 help in vaccine breakthrough

Swine flu may hold the key to developing a universal vaccine effective against most kinds of influenza.

Expert calls for school children to be a priority for winter flu vaccinations

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.

Six die as Scotland's winter flu toll doubles

DEATHS linked to this winter's flu outbreak have more than doubled in the last week, with six new fatalities reported in Scotland.

Six dead from flu in past week 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.

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