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After buying more doses than needed and announcing plans to sell surplus stock, the French government fought off criticism on Monday that it had poorly planned its swine flu vaccine program.
China's Ministry of Agriculture has called for intensified monitoring and investigation of A/H1N1 flu in animals after two samples from sick dogs tested positive for the virus.
An estimated 700 to 1,000 Israelis may die from the H1N1 virus this winter, a senior Israeli Health Ministry official said.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu asked the Health Ministry to buy H1N1 vaccines to fight an expected swine flu pandemic, a statement said. Netanyahu's decision followed discussions Wednesday with Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman and others.
Israel's Health Ministry said lab results confirmed the country's first fatality from the H1N1 virus Monday.
While Thailand has reported more than 2,000 cases of H1N1 flu, most of the new cases do not appear to be serious, health officials said. The majority of the people with new infections have mild symptoms, Public Health Minister Witthaya Kaewparadai told The Bangkok Post in a story published Monday. This group of patients can be treated with paracetamol, a lot of rest at home and drinking plenty of water, he said, noting those suffering from high fever, severe coughing and breathing...
Beijing's municipal health department says some influenza A H1N1 patients have been treated using traditional Chinese medicine.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is on the brink of declaring the first influenza pandemic since 1968, but wants to make sure countries are properly prepared to avert a panic, said WHO assistant director-general Keiji Fukuda on Tuesday.