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BMJ news: England to launch special flu service next week to take pressure off primary care

20 Jul, 09 | by BMJ

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The Department of Health for England has brought forward by three months its plans for a national pandemic flu service to relieve pressure on GPs and other NHS service providers as the number of cases of influenzaA/H1N1 and consultations continue to rise rapidly …

BMJ blog: Tom Nolan – Confusion over flu advice in pregnancy

20 Jul, 09 | by BMJ

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A storm erupted over the weekend about the government’s advice to pregnant women on swine flu …

BMJ Blog: Tom Nolan – Swine flu forecast

17 Jul, 09 | by julietwalker

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Yesterday was a busy day for swine flu in the UK…

BMJ blog: Ton Nolan: Feeling the strain of swine

16 Jul, 09 | by julietwalker

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BMJ News: Data on flu deaths are potentially misleading, say researchers

15 Jul, 09 | by BMJ Group

The only thing that can definitely be said about the A/H1N1 flu outbreak is that the virus is not becoming more virulent, said epidemiologists this week.

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BMJ News: GPs will lead UK’s swine flu vaccination campaign

15 Jul, 09 | by BMJ Group

The government is planning a large scale but non-compulsory campaign of vaccination against the A/H1N1 virus.

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BMJ News: Healthcare workers should get top priority for vaccination against A/H1N1 flu, WHO says

15 Jul, 09 | by BMJ Group

The World Health Organization has said that healthcare workers in all countries should be vaccinated against the A/H1N1 flu virus “as a first priority.” They should be followed by high risk groups such as people with chronic conditions and pregnant women.

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Research:Assessing the severity of the novel influenza A/H1N1 pandemic

15 Jul, 09 | by Helen Morant

A major concern about the emergence of the novel strain of influenza A/H1N1 is the severity of illness it causes. Tini Garske and colleagues propose methods to obtain accurate estimates of the case fatality ratio as the pandemic unfolds

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http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/339/jul14_3/b2840

BMJ news: Patients and doctors are asked to report antivirals’ side effects as swine flu spreads

13 Jul, 09 | by BMJ

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The number of people in the United Kingdom confirmed as having died after contracting the A/H1N1 virus rose to seven this week after the deaths of three more people, including two children, were announced …

BMJ news: Cases of A/H1N1 flu are nearing epidemic levels in London and West Midlands, say GPs

13 Jul, 09 | by BMJ

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London and the West Midlands are approaching epidemic consultation rates for A/H1N1 influenza, figures from the Royal College of General Practitioners show …

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