The Government failed to plan for a possible volcanic eruption in Iceland that paralysed air traffic in the UK and caused hundreds of millions of pounds worth of disruption despite being warned of the threat, an official investigation into national emergencies has found.
Scientists have developed a way of curbing the spread of avian flu with the help of genetically modified chickens that do not spread the virus.
Swine flu is back with a vengeance. How can we stay virus-free this winter? Jeremy Laurance explains
Scientists have found that people infected with H1N1 swine flu have an extraordinary immune response, producing antibodies that are protective against a variety of flu strains.
H1N1 virus returns, already claiming lives of 10 British adults with early signs that illness has spread to other European countries
Remember the swine flu pandemic? It was the disease that swept the world last year, sparking a global health emergency and costing the UK alone at least £1bn.
Many of the "quangos" are actually committees of unpaid scientists who act as independent specialist advisers on subjects ranging from the safety of pesticides to the use of gene therapy in medicine.
The swine flu pandemic cost Britain more than £1.2 billion despite being much less severe than feared, a Government-commissioned review found today.
Farmville, FML and swine flu topped the Facebook trend charts this year
Manchester City have been hit by a swine flu scare.
A strain of swine flu resistant to the anti-viral drug Tamiflu is spreading from person to person, health officials in Wales confirmed last night
Severity in children is on the increase, despite slowdown in pandemic
Blackburn believe that the swine flu outbreak within the club is under control.
Blackburn manager makes remarkable claim and rails at League as virus hits his club
Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed that a third member of his squad has come down with swine flu ahead of tomorrow's fourth round Carling Cup tie against Peterborough.
President Barack Obama has signed a proclamation declaring H1N1 swine flu a national emergency, according to the White House. The proclamation, which Mr Obama signed on Friday night, will make it easier for US medical facilities to handle a surge in patients by allowing the waiver of some requirements of Medicare, Medicaid and other federal health insurance programmes as needed, the White House said in a statement.