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H1N1 "Swine Flu"
H7N9: No evidence of person-to-person transmission 25.04.2013
MEDIA RELEASE: Scientists in China have confirmed for the first time that the influenza A H7N9 virus has transmitted from birds—specifically, chicken at a wet poultry market—to humans, according to an Article published Online First in The Lancet.
Beating the flu blues this season 17.05.2011
The 2011 influenza season is upon us and people, more particularly high risk persons, are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated to avoid major complications such as pneumonia.
Gauteng citizens urged to vaccinate against H1N1 27.07.2010
Gauteng Department of Health and Social development is urging pregnant women, patients with chronic lung and heart diseases, diabetic, school going learners under the age of 20 as well as senior citizens over 65 years to immunize against H1N1 virus by Friday, 31 July 2010.
Health Minister shares insights on H1N1 02.09.2009
Following a meeting in China and one held here in South Africa in recent weeks, Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, told the media about developments around the treatment of H1N1 flu.
More swine flu deaths 21.08.2009
Two more people have died of swine flu bringing the number of deaths to eight since the first confirmed case of the virus in June this year.
Full impact of H1N1 in Africa ‘yet to be seen’ 15.08.2009
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the full impact of the swine flu outbreak in Africa has yet to be seen. The agency said this at a regional conference on the pandemic, earlier this week in Johannesburg.
Panic as swine flu increases 08.08.2009
Panic over the outbreak of Swine flu in the country has seen levels of absenteeism rise in the workplace. This is according to Kaelo Consulting, a company specialising in wellness and occupational health.
KZN swine flu case inconclusive 06.08.2009
The case of a 44 year man old suspected to have died of swine flu in KwaZulu-Natal cannot be conclusively attributed to the virus, according to a National Department of Health statement.
Swine Flu: understanding evolves with the illness 05.08.2009
Wednesday, 5 August 2009 While the number of people being diagnosed with ‘swine flu’ continues to rise steadily around the globe and in South Africa, Dr Pete Vincent of Netcare Travel Clinics maintains that there is still no need to panic as most people who contract this H1N1 virus recover fairly quickly.