Girl, two, died from meningitis after paramedic sent ambulance away saying she had swine flu

Girl, two, died from meningitis after paramedic sent ambulance away saying she had swine flu Georgia's father tried glass test on her rash but NHS Direct told her it was probably the swine flu virus that was going aroundGeorgia's mother called for an ambulance after she was told by swine flu hotline it was unlikely to be swine flu.

Forget bird flu seal flu could prove more deadly to humans

Forget bird flu – seal flu could prove more deadly to humans The H3N8 strain was discovered after the death of 162 New England sealsThe virus could target a protein found in human lungs causing immune system to go into overdrive and attack itselfThis would leave lungs vulnerable to pneumonia and bacterial infections | UPDATED: 09:08 GMT, 31 July 2012 Seal flu could pose a new threat to human health, scientists have warned.

London 2012 Olympics: UK at "extreme" risk of flu pandemic

UK at 'extreme' risk of flu pandemic as millions of foreign visitors expected for Olympics 5.3 million extra foreign tourists expected in UK this summerPandemic could spread from visitors from high-risk countries in South-East Asia | UPDATED: 17:30 GMT, 2 April 2012 This summer’s Olympics will increase the already 'extreme risk' of a flu pandemic spreading in the UK, according to a new report.

Genetic flaw discovered that turns flu into a killer

Genetic flaw that turns flu into a killer discovered Genetic test could reveal those most at risk from next influenza pandemic | UPDATED: 07:50 GMT, 26 March 2012 A genetic discovery could help explain why flu makes some people seriously ill or kills them, while others seem able to bat it away with little more than a few aches, coughs and sneezes.