UK records case of never-before-seen swine flu as health chiefs scramble to track down contacts of Brit left battling 'mild' illness
The strain, H1N2, can be passed from ill pigs to humans, but only in rare cases spreads between humans. It is different from the H1N1 swine flu that triggered the 2009 outbreak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Warning that swine flu could return this winter: Experts urge millions of Brits to get jabs before season kicks off
UK Health Security Agency chiefs are particularly spooked by the threat of H1N1. The strain - responsible for the swine flu pandemic in 2009 - has barely spread in Britain since 2019. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 2, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Swine flu’ strain passed from humans to pigs nearly 400 times since 2009
Transmission of a strain of H1N1 from humans to pigs has occurred frequently, researchers said. The strain of virus responsible for the 2009 H1N1 pandemic has passed from humans to swine nearly 400 times, according to a new study. The US-based team tracked the swine flu strain pdm09 between the…#influenzaa #cdc #plospathogens #alexeymarkin (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Swine Flu' Strain Has Passed Between Humans & Pigs Hundreds of Times
FRIDAY, July 28, 2023 -- It ’s well known that some viruses make the leap from animals to humans, but a new study shows the influenza strain responsible for the 2009 H1N1 pandemic has been particularly prolific in hopping between species. That... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 28, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Angola: Angola Reports Four Cases of H1n1 Influenza
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angola recorded four cases of the H1N1 flu from April to the present, the Minister of Health announced Thursday (July 06). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Brazilian woman dies of SWINE FLU: Fatality sparks terror and CDC investigation
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials plan to probe samples collected from the patient, 42, who died from an H1N1 variant spreading in pigs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could chatbots help devise the next pandemic virus?
Tech experts have been sounding the alarm that artificial intelligence (AI) could turn against humanity by taking over everything from business to warfare. Now, Kevin Esvelt is adding another worry: AI could help somebody with no science background and evil intentions design and order a virus capable of unleashing a pandemic. Esvelt, a biosecurity expert at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, recently asked students to create a dangerous virus with the help of ChatGPT or other so-called large language models, systems that can generate humanlike responses to broad questions based on vast training sets of intern...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 14, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

ISPS ’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics
When COVID-19 arrived, the center had an adaptable framework for policies already in place, based on their work since the H1N1 bird flu and SARS outbreaks. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
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FDA Experts Vote to Make All COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters Bivalent
In a unanimous decision, all 21 voting members of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) vaccine committee recommended that the U.S. start using the same COVID-19 virus strain in all of the COVID-19 vaccines, including primary and booster doses. That means the bivalent booster dose, which targets both the original SARS-CoV-2 strain and the Omicron BA.4/5 strains, would soon become the only type used for all primary shots and boosters. The decision reflects a turning point in the pandemic. Until now, vaccine makers have tried to keep up with constantly evolving variants, but they’ve always been a few step...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Tesco forcing suppliers to go through price rises ‘line by line’
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Source: The Telegraph : Swine Flu A H1N1 - January 23, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Chris Price Tags: topics:organisations/tesco-plc topics:things/farming topics:things/supermarkets structure:business storytype:standard Source Type: news

Bacteria are eating plastic dumped in the sea
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Source: The Telegraph : Swine Flu A H1N1 - January 23, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sarah Knapton Tags: topics:places/oceans topics:things/pollution topics:things/scientific-research structure:news structure:news/uk-news structure:science storytype:standard Source Type: news

‘Nasty shock’ waiting for high earners in retirement
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Source: The Telegraph : Swine Flu A H1N1 - January 23, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Lauren Almeida Tags: topics:things/retirement topics:things/financial-planning-for-retirement topics:in-the-news/cost-of-living structure:pensions-and-retirement storytype:standard Source Type: news

Stop treating the WSL like a second-class league
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Source: The Telegraph : Swine Flu A H1N1 - January 23, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tom Garry Tags: topics:organisations/the-football-association topics:organisations/chelsea-women topics:organisations/liverpool-women structure:sport structure:football structure:womens-football structure:womens-sport storytype:comment Source Type: news

Afghan asylum seeker murdered aspiring Royal Marine after posing as child to enter UK
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Source: The Telegraph : Swine Flu A H1N1 - January 23, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Will Bolton Martin Evans Tags: topics:things/crime topics:things/migrants topics:organisations/royal-marines structure:news storytype:standard Source Type: news

Energy suppliers under fire for remotely switching smart meters to more expensive plans - live updates
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Source: The Telegraph : Swine Flu A H1N1 - January 23, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Chris Price Tags: topics:things/uk-economy topics:organisations/ftse-100 topics:things/pound topics:organisations/dow-jones-industrial-average topics:in-the-news/cost-of-living topics:things/global-economy structure:business Source Type: news