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Iraq bans French poultry products

Iraq has banned all fresh and frozen poultry imports from France where an outbreak of avian flu has been reported, Deputy Agriculture Minister Mahdi Al-Qaisi said on Tuesday. "The ban is temporary until the World Organization

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Iraq bans French poultry products

Iraq has banned all fresh and frozen poultry imports from France where an outbreak of avian flu has been reported, Deputy Agriculture Minister Mahdi Al-Qaisi said on Tuesday. "The ban is temporary until the World Organization

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Bahrain hospital denies swine flu death reports

The Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Hospital has denied reports, circulating on social media, that it had registered its first swine flu death. Infectious diseases and clinical microbiologist consultant Dr Manaf Al Qahtani said 1,300 staff at the

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Dealing with flu in the modern world

Unless you've been hiding in a cave somewhere, you are aware of the flu situation. The flu threat mandates that we demonstrate our goodwill to people differently. Here are tips for keeping our lives as healthy and safe as possible.

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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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