Swine Flu

At least 12,220 dead from H1N1 around world: WHO

GENEVA – At least 12,220 deaths from H1N1 flu have been formally confirmed around the globe but the pandemic appears to be declining, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

WHO chief yet to be vaccinated against swine flu

GENEVA – World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan revealed Tuesday that she has yet to be vaccinated against the swine flu virus, which has killed over 11,500 people world-wide.

Flu pandemic that has the world on alert

PARIS, France - The first flu pandemic of the 21st century, swine flu, has been less deadly than feared since it emerged this year but has taken an unusually high toll among the world's young, leaving thousands dead.

800,000 H1N1 vaccine doses for young children recalled

One of the five manufacturers supplying H1N1 vaccine to the United States is recalling hundreds of thousands of flu shots because they aren't as potent as they should be.

North Korea confirms swine flu cases

SEOUL - North Korea Wednesday for the first time announced cases of swine flu, confirming overseas reports of an outbreak in the communist state.

Netherlands reports mutant swine flu death

THE HAGUE - Dutch authorities said Thursday a patient infected by a mutant strain of the swine flu virus had died, but added that this was not the cause of death. 

Hajj winds up without feared mass swine flu outbreak

MECCA - The annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage to Mecca wound up on Sunday without the feared mass outbreak of swine flu, Saudi authorities said, reporting a total of five deaths and 73 proven cases.

WHO donates swine flu vaccines to RP

MANILA - The World Health Organization on Thursday said it will donate nine million doses of anti-Influenza A(H1N1) vaccines to the Philippine government.