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Bahrain doubles flu vaccine orders on new fear

Fears over the spread of deadly viruses in the Middle East have spurred Bahrain's Health Ministry to up its annual order of flu vaccine to 50,000 doses.   Recent outbreaks of H1N1 swine flu and Middle East Re

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Tamiflu a waste of money claims review

Researchers who have fought for years to get full data on Roche's flu medicine Tamiflu said on Thursday that governments who stockpile it are wasting billions of dollars on a drug whose effectiveness is in doubt. In a review o

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Three swine flu cases recorded in Bahrain

Three new swine flu cases have been recorded in Bahrain, it has emerged. The patients were kept under observation in health centres and are now recovering at home, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication

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Woman tests positive for swine flu in Bahrain

Bahrain has registered its first H1N1 swine flu case of the year after an Ethiopian woman tested positive for the virus. The 41-year-old woman has been placed in isolation at Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC), said a report in the G

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Gulf Bank launches new health drive

Kuwait-based Gulf Bank, in association with Dar Al Fouad Clinic, has provided free flu shots to all its employees as part of the annual health programme. With the flu season approaching, the bank undertook the responsibility to pr

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Bahrain readies to tackle Haj flu cases

Health authorities are gearing up to receive an increasing number of flu-related cases as thousands of Haj pilgrims return to Bahrain, a report said. Public and private hospitals have been put on high alert ahead of the anticipate

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New flu vaccines offer extra protection

Big drugmakers are seeking a boost from new four-in-one influenza vaccines that will be available for the first time this flu season.   Offering more protection to patients,

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Virus claims two more lives in GCC

The MERS coronavirus has killed two more people in the Gulf, one in Saudi Arabia where the strain emerged last year, and one in neighbouring Qatar, health authorities said.   The death of a 74-year-old man in the

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Two Saudi women dead from Sars-like virus

Two Saudi women have died from the MERS coronavirus and two more have contracted the disease in Saudi Arabia, the health ministry said on Saturday, raising to 44 the number of people in the kingdom who have died from the SARS-like virus.

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Flu alert as killer virus deaths rise in Gulf

Vulnerable groups are being warned to report to their nearest health centre immediately if they develop flu symptoms, after a killer virus claimed another victim in the Gulf this week, a report said. Health officials are advising

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