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China downplays potential new swine flu pandemic

Jul 01, 2020 - 7:17 PM

'Experts have concluded that the sample size of the report is small and not representative,' says foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian

ZHAO LIJIAN. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian takes a question at the daily media briefing in Beijing on April 8, 2020. File photo by Greg Baker/AFP

New swine flu found in China has pandemic potential

Jun 30, 2020 - 7:51 AM

The new flu possesses 'all the essential hallmarks of being highly adapted to infect humans,' say the authors

small pigs at the farm,swine in the stall. Meat industry. shutterstock image

Albay bans pigs, pork products from Camarines provinces

Feb 22, 2020 - 11:31 PM

Albay seals its border after pigs in neighboring CamSur are tested postive for African swine flu

SAFE. The city government of Legazpi conducts boodle fight with DA officials held at SM City Legazpi to show off that pork is safe to eat in Albay following the spread of ASF virus in the country. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Brazil's woes mount as swine flu adds to Zika problem

Apr 01, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The outbreak of Type A of the H1N1 virus has killed 46 people in less than two months in Brazil That is 10 times the figure for all of 2015 the country s health ministry says

Iran reports 112 swine flu deaths since mid-November

Dec 28, 2015 - 9:03 PM

The outbreak has claimed its first medical worker a nurse who contracted the flu from patients in a town hospital

FIGHTING THE FLU. A nurse inoculates a man with swine flu vaccine. Photo from Agence France-Presse

H7N9 kills about third of hospitalized patients - study

Jun 24, 2013 - 6:13 PM

Researchers warned watchdogs not to take comfort from a lull in new infections as the virus may reappear in the autumn

FLU TESTING. This picture taken on April 3, 2013 shows Chinese health workers preparing an H7N9 virus detection kit at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Beijing. AFP PHOTO

One in five were infected by pandemic flu

Jan 25, 2013 - 10:09 PM

A study confirms warnings that so called swine flu was highly contagious and estimates that the flu s lethality as previously reported was low

VACCINE. A nurse inoculates a man with the flu vaccine. Photo from AFP