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H7N9: No evidence of person-to-person transmission

April 25, 2013
H1N1 "Swine Flu"  

MEDIA RELEASE: Scientists in China have confirmed for the first time that the influenza A H7N9 virus has transmitted from birds’€”specifically, chicken at a wet poultry market’€”to humans, according to an Article published Online First in The Lancet.

Beating the flu blues this season

May 17, 2011
H1N1 "Swine Flu"   HIV Treatment   Vaccines  

The 2011 influenza season is upon us and people, more particularly high risk persons, are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated to avoid major complications such as pneumonia.

DOH: Enough flu vaccines

January 20, 2011
H1N1 "Swine Flu"  

There will be no flu vaccine shortages this year, according to the national health department.

Gauteng citizens urged to vaccinate against H1N1

July 28, 2010
H1N1 "Swine Flu"  

Gauteng Department of Health and Social development is urging pregnant women, patients with chronic lung and heart diseases, diabetic, school going learners under the age of 20 as well as senior citizens over 65 years to immunize against H1N1 virus by Friday, 31 July 2010.

Health Minister shares insights on H1N1

Following a meeting in China and one held here in South Africa in recent weeks, Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, told the media about developments around the treatment of H1N1 flu.

More swine flu deaths

August 21, 2009
H1N1 "Swine Flu"  

Two more people have died of swine flu bringing the number of deaths to eight since the first confirmed case of the virus in June this year.

Swine flu questions answered

August 18, 2009
H1N1 "Swine Flu"  

Basic information about swine flu in question and answer format.