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Bird flu is threatening to throw KFC's owner Yum Brands, the biggest foreign fast-food chain operator in China, off its 11-year course of double-digit profit growth.

Swine flu vaccine to be given to children

Severity in children is on the increase, despite slowdown in pandemic

Under-fives to be given swine flu jab

Healthy children aged under five are to be given the swine flu jab, it was confirmed today.

Pregnant women 'sceptical' about swine flu vaccination

The public is turning its back on swine flu vaccine, a snapshot survey of family doctors suggests.

Jeremy Laurance: Let down by the reality of swine flu

We have to explain that science deals in probabilities, not certainties

Pandemic? What flu pandemic?

First we were told swine flu could kill 65,000 Britons. Now the death toll is unlikely to top 1,000

Haas struck down with swine flu

Leading German tennis player Tommy Haas has had to pull out of the Davidoff Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basle after contracting swine flu.

Mother dies after catching swine flu

A woman who contracted swine flu died less than three weeks after giving birth to her first child, a health authority has confirmed.

Swine flu hits Goulding's France plans for Kiwi test

The France coach, Bobbie Goulding, has been given permission to delay naming his side for tonight's Four Nations match with New Zealand in Toulouse partly because of an outbreak of swine flu.

Blackburn striker Roberts hit with swine flu

Jason Roberts has become the latest Blackburn player to come down with suspected swine flu.

QPR reveal swine flu cases

QPR have confirmed three of their players have been hit by swine flu this season.

Blackburn contain swine flu threat

Blackburn believe that the swine flu outbreak within the club is under control.

Carling Cup round-up: Rovers shrug off swine flu woe to punish Peterborough

A below-strength Blackburn Rovers shook off the illness besetting their squad to ease into the quarter-finals of the Carling Cup with a 5-2 home win over Peterborough United.

Swine flu warning to spitting soccer stars

Footballers were today warned that spitting could increase the risk of spreading swine flu as players at two Premier League clubs were struck down by the virus.

Bolton confirm swine flu cases

Bolton manager Gary Megson has revealed that members of his own squad have suffered with swine flu, but is not worried about the virus spreading between players on the pitch.

Allardyce: We've definitely spread swine flu to Chelsea

Blackburn manager makes remarkable claim and rails at League as virus hits his club
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