Flu virus with 'pandemic potential' found in China – and humans have no defence

Flu virus with 'pandemic potential' found in China – and humans have no defence

A new strain of flu discovered in China has the potential to become another pandemic – and humans would be extremely vulnerable to it. Scientists have identified a strain of influenza that has recently emerged among pigs called G4 EA H1N1. It’s similar to the…

More than 10,000 turkeys to be culled after avian flu outbreak

More than 10,000 turkeys to be culled after avian flu outbreak

More than 10,000 turkeys will be culled from premises in North Yorkshire after bird flu is confirmed there, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said. A statement said: “Avian influenza from the H5N8 strain was confirmed on Saturday, Nov. 28 at a…

Free flu jabs to be given to millions more in bid to head off crisis

Free flu jabs to be given to millions more in bid to head off crisis

People over 50 will be entitled to a free flu vaccine starting early next month as part of an extensive rollout of vaccine in light of the “double threats” of flu and coronavirus. This latter age group can be vaccinated by their primary care physician…

How to tell the difference between coronavirus, the flu and a cold

How to tell the difference between coronavirus, the flu and a cold

With flu season rapidly approaching and winter colds on the way it is going to be easy for people to confuse one of the more common ailments with the new coronavirus disease Covid-19. Anyone who isn’t sure whether what they have is a cold, flu…

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