The underlying fears about the global pandemic H1N1 that had created a stir last year seem to be turning into a grim reality in the UK.
In a recent upsurge, the number of confirmed cases of flu-like illnesses has more than doubled in the past week in England and Wales with school kids aged five to 14 years bearing the brunt of the infection.
Despite the recent swine flu outbreak that occurred last year, the number of Americans likely to get vaccinated for swine flu this year is considerable low, claim two independent studies.
Gear up. Another swine flu season is here. The influenza virus infected hundreds across the nation last year, and is expected to resurge.
The urgent need for more reliable and faster vaccines was clearly highlighted by the swine flu epidemic, which had hit the nation a year ago, leading the U.S. government to take swift action.
If you are one of those who have not immunized themselves against H1N1 thinking that the flu season is over in the nation, and the virus no longer poses serious threat, you are wrong.
The cases of swine flu may be falling but the HINI pandemic is not over yet. Currently, the virus is waning, but only temporarily. It is expected to recur the following fall, according to World Health Organization (WHO).
Washington, January 8 -- The dreaded swine flu virus continues to wreak havoc. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the lethal influenza is still active and resulting in illness, hospitalizations and deaths.
Geneva, December 30 -- If the predictions of Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), are anything to go by, the world will not see the end of the lethal swine flu virus anytime soon.