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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.

Pregnant women to get first swine flu vaccines

A swine flu vaccination campaign will be launched in the autumn starting with pregnant women and those with underlying health conditions.

Thomas Cook hit by swine flu as it scraps 2010 forecast

Thomas Cook says it will not hit 2010 operating profit target in challenging market

Thomas Cook reveals swine flu impact

Travel giant Thomas Cook today said the swine flu outbreak had cost the business around £12.6 million so far.

Swine flu may have peaked, experts say

An expected second wave of pandemic influenza which was expected to strike Britain later this year may turn out to be less dangerous than previously thought, according to some of the world's leading flu experts.

Fearful Britons stock up on tissues and soap

Demand for anti-bacterial soaps and other products has risen sharply as people try to avoid catching swine flu.

Holiday group TUI soaks up profits uplift despite costs of swine flu

TUI Travel, owner of the British holiday companies Thomson and First Choice, shrugged off the recession and the impact of swine flu yesterday as it posted a surge in underlying third-quarter profits.

Drug to combat swine flu leaves '1,000 patients in suffering'

Officials insist Tamiflu is safe as reports of side effects continue to rise

GMTV presenter: 'My daughter almost died after taking Tamiflu'

Health Secretary Andy Burnham has defended giving swine flu drug Tamiflu to children as TV presenter Andrew Castle said his daughter "almost died" after taking it.

No Tamiflu for children, doctors told

Doctors should stop giving Tamiflu to children as a routine treatment for swine flu, researchers concluded after finding the drug can cause more harm than good.

Steve Connor: A case of swine flu or the Monday blues?

Science Notebook: The idea that swine flu strikes harder on a Monday than on any other day of the week is hard to believe

'Don't give Tamiflu to children'

Children should not be given the anti-viral drug Tamiflu to combat swine flu, Oxford University researchers said today.

Tens of thousands 'fake swine flu symptoms' to stock up on Tamiflu

Supply of antiviral drugs dwarfs numbers who have contracted disease

Iraq reports first swine flu death

Iraq's health ministry has confirmed the country's first death from swine flu, as the deadly virus continues its spread across the region.

First swine flu vaccine trials begin in Leicester

The country's first swine flu vaccine trial is being carried out, it has been revealed. Some 175 people have enrolled in the trials at the Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI).

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