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Flu season starts in Pakistan, here’s how to protect yourself

High-risk people should get their flu shot: govt

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January 11, 2020


Muslim parents in the UK refuse ‘non-halal’ children’s flu vaccine

They fear it contains gelatin derived from pigs

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July 29, 2019


Karachiites will have to wait till December for winters

Weather to remain dry for next 25 days

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November 5, 2018


Eleven aboard flight from Dubai hospitalized in apparent flu outbreak

Laboratory tests on respiratory samples from the patients have yet to confirm the illness, but their histories and symptoms – fever, cough and vomiting – indicate influenza, said Dr. Oxiris Barbot, New York City’s acting health commissioner

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September 6, 2018


Influenza death toll in Multan reaches 38

MULTAN: Three more patients under treatment from seasonal influenza at Nishtar Hospital, including two women, breathed their last on Tuesday, taking the total death toll from the disease in the past month-and-a-half to at least 38. The deceased belonged Multan, Khanewal and Layyah. Earlier, the health department had shared that 242 cases of seasonal influenza…

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January 30, 2018


Watch: Toll of Multan flu victims reaches 27

The number of patients suffering from flu in Multan has reached 27 as three people have lost their lives due to the outbreak of the disease.

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January 21, 2018


Flu: This young mother died one day after falling sick

Alani Murrieta NEWS DESK: A young mother from Phoenix, Arizona has tragically passed away just one day after contracting the flu, reported The Independent. Alani Murrieta was 20-years-old and had no pre-existing health conditions when she started feeling unwell. She was rushed to hospital after she began encountering breathing difficulties and was subsequently diagnosed with…

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December 7, 2017


Here are some flu symptoms you need to look for

NEWS DESK: There’s a big difference between cold and flu – one is a winter annoyance, the other can floor you for days, reported The Independent. While a cold slowly builds over a few days, symptoms of the flu typically come on suddenly and you’ll start to feel ill within a few days of becoming…

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November 6, 2017


Vitamin D can protect against colds, flu: study claims

PARIS: Taking extra vitamin D can protect against colds, flu and other respiratory infections, said a study Thursday which reopened a debate on the usefulness of over-the-counter supplements. A review of 25 clinical trials in 14 countries, some with conflicting results, yielded “the first definitive evidence” of a link between vitamin D and flu prevention,…

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February 16, 2017


Precautionary measures to avoid cold

RAWALPINDI: The medical practitioner in Benazir Bhutto Hospital Dr Aslam Chaudhry has advised to stay warm in order to avoid cold, flu, skin cracks and joint pains among other respiratory ailments. A few precautionary measures can make you stay away from hospitals that have already started receiving a large number of patients of respiratory problems,”…

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January 16, 2017


Busy time for clinics, hospitals

Change in weather conditions becomes an occasion for people to increasingly fall a prey to routine ailments including flu, cough and fever. Watch more in video report by Nazahat Khan.

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November 17, 2016


Steyn recovering from flu ahead of India tie

MELBOURNE: South Africa's premier fast bowler Dale Steyn missed training on Wednesday due to flu, but is expected to be fit for the World Cup match against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. “He has a bout of sinusitis but will be back at training tomorrow,” the team's media manager Lerato Malekutu told AFP. Even…

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February 18, 2015


Dutch to cull 8,000 ducks in anti bird flu drive

AMSTERDAM: Dutch health authorities on Saturday were destroying 8,000 ducks to prevent the possible spread of bird flu, which has infected three farms in a week in the Netherlands, a leading poultry and egg exporter. A government statement said ducks were being culled in the central town of Barneveld as a precaution because authorities want…

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November 23, 2014


?Bird flu breaks out on a British farm

LONDON: Britain on Sunday reported an outbreak of bird flu at a duck breeding farm in northern England but said that the risk to public health was “very low”. A restriction zone has been set up around the farm and culling has begun, said a spokeswoman for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs….

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November 17, 2014


China bird flu analysis finds more virus threats lurking

LONDON: A deadly new bird flu virus in China evolved from migratory birds via waterfowl to poultry and into people, and there are other bird flu viruses circulating that could follow the same path, scientists have found. The study – an analysis of the evolutionary history of the H7N9 bird flu that has so far…

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August 22, 2013


Scientists confirm new H7N9 bird flu has come from chickens

LONDON: Chinese scientists have confirmed for the first time that a new strain of bird flu that has killed 23 people in China has been transmitted to humans from chickens.In a study published online in the Lancet medical journal, the scientists echoed previous statements from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Chinese officials that there…

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April 27, 2013


WHO says new bird strain is “one of most lethal” flu viruses

BEIJING: A new strain of bird flu that has killed 22 people in China is “one of the most lethal” of its kind and is more easily transmissible to humans than an earlier strain that has killed hundreds around the world since 2003, a top World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Wednesday.The H7N9 virus…

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April 24, 2013


WHO data on bird flu raises new questions about human transmission

BEIJING: More than 50 percent of patients infected with a new type of bird flu in China had no contact with poultry, the World Health Organization said on Friday, further raising questions about whether the virus was transmitted between humans. The H7N9 virus has so far infected 87 people in China and killed 17, but…

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April 19, 2013


China warns of bird flu spread as death toll rises to 16

BEIJING: Two more people in China have died from a new strain of avian influenza, bringing to 16 the number of deaths from the H7N9 virus, and the government has warned that the number of infections could rise.The latest victims were from the commercial capital of Shanghai, where the majority of the 77 cases have…

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April 17, 2013


China says new bird flu cases found in central China

BEIJING: Two people in the central Chinese province of Henan have been infected by a new strain of avian influenza, the first cases found in the region and bringing the total number nationwide to 51, Xinhua state news agency said on Sunday.One of the victims, a 34-year old man in the city of Kaifeng, is…

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April 14, 2013


New technology speeding progress on bird flu vaccine

CHICAGO: Even as U.S. officials this week awaited the arrival of a sample of the new bird flu virus from China – typically the first step in making a flu vaccine – government-backed researchers had already begun testing a “seed” strain of the virus made from the genetic code posted on the Internet.This new, faster…

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April 12, 2013

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