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WHO admits shortcomings in handling flu pandemic

The World Health Organisation conceded shortcomings in its handling of the H1N1 swine flu pandemic, including a failure to communicate uncertainties about...

African states set to receive H1N1 vaccine soon: WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it will deliver millions of H1N1 vaccine doses to about a dozen countries in Africa in...

Air Arabia Airbus order might not be enough: exec

Low-cost carrier Air Arabia has ordered 44 Airbus aircrafts over the next five years, but its expansion plans mean it could need...

SA aims to produce own H1N1 flu vaccine

South Africa has no choice but to develop its own H1N1 flu vaccine, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said today, citing concerns treatment...

Flu death toll at 700 and school closures an option: WHO

The H1N1 virus has killed more than 700 people worldwide since emerging in April, and countries could consider closing schools to slow...

All countries need vaccine for ‘unstoppable’ H1N1 virus

The highest body of experts advising the UN health agency on immunizations has determined that all countries will need to have vaccines...