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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.

Tenth life is lost to swine flu in Scotland

H1N1 strain is becoming 'predominant' as cases almost double in a week

Swine flu cases double as second wave hits UK

5,000 new infections recorded as calls to pandemic hotline rise 'significantly'

Swine flu cases double in a week

At least 66 schools in England have suffered swine flu outbreaks since the start of the school term, figures showed today.

County Championship round-up: Rogers makes light of swine flu scare

Derbyshire were at the centre of a swine flu scare but it was Essex who looked out of sorts as Chris Rogers reeled off his second double-century of the season to leave his team in charge of the LV County Championship promotion match at Derby.

Jump in number of swine flu cases

The number of swine flu cases in England has jumped in the last week, from an estimated 3,000 to 5,000, Government figures showed today.

Swine flu feared as baby dies in Belfast hospital

A second suspected death from swine flu in Northern Ireland was today confirmed by Health Minister Michael McGimpsey.

NHS ready for swine flu surge

The NHS is preparing to deal with an expected surge in swine flu cases this winter by doubling its intensive care capacity.

Schools to reopen despite swine flu fears

There is "no good reason" for schools to remain closed after the summer break despite fears about swine flu, the Government has announced.

Swine flu rate drops as 52-year-old dies of virus

The number of new cases of swine flu is continuing to decline, the Government said yesterday, the day another man died from the virus.

Altidore shrugs off swine flu scare to save Tigers

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'Vaccinate families against swine flu first'

Schoolchildren and their parents should be the first members of the population to be vaccinated against swine flu to best prevent its spread, according to research.

Swine flu cases fall again, but surge expected

It is "virtually impossible" to predict accurately when a second wave of swine flu will hit the UK, the Government's chief medical officer said today.

Nick Young: To beat swine flu we need to show some personal responsibility

If we know a threat is likely, it is irresponsible not to prepare and take basic steps against it. And it is simple community-based efforts that are the most effective. Which is why the public response to swine flu has often been troubling.

Go Higher: 'There's no panic, and it's business as usual'

A resurgence of swine flu is expected in the autumn. But universities are preparing for any further outbreak, says Hugh Wilson
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