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Swine flu girl went without vital drugs

Daily Echo: Madelynne Butcher

12:05pm Wednesday 21st April 2010

A HAMPSHIRE teenager who died of swine flu went without vital drugs after she was diagnosed with pneumonia, an inquest heard.

Swine flu vaccination take-up soars

Daily Echo: KISS OF LIFE: Lorraine Robinson, pictured with her daughters Naomi and Abigail, who were vaccinated against swine flu following a campaign in the Daily Echo. Echo picture by Matt Watson. Order no: 10167455

1:30pm Friday 2nd April 2010

IT was the touching plea from grieving parents mourning the death of their 23-month-old only son from swine flu, which could save hundreds of children’s lives.

‘No safety issue’ with swine flu vaccine says expert

Daily Echo: Get your children vaccinated against swine flu

10:09am Saturday 27th March 2010

The Hampshire doctor who oversaw the swine flu vaccine trial backs Echo campaign

Parents warned over swine flu

Daily Echo: CHRISTMAS TRAGEDY: Andrew McCall gazes in wonder at the family tree on Christmas Eve – just a few hours before he died from swine flu.

9:54am Friday 26th March 2010

Hampshire parents have been told to protect their children and make sure they have the swine flu jab before it’s too late.

Why did Andrew die so quickly from swine flu?

Daily Echo: Why did Andrew die so quickly from swine flu?

3:20pm Monday 15th March 2010

TOP medics will meet this week to discuss why a 23-month-old toddler died from swine flu so suddenly in his sleep.

Get your children vaccinated against swine flu

Daily Echo: Get your children vaccinated against swine flu

2:12pm Monday 15th March 2010

THE Daily Echo has launched a campaign to encourage Hampshire parents to get their children vaccinated against swine flu before March 31.

Swine flu killed our little angel

Daily Echo: CHRISTMAS TRAGEDY: Andrew McCall gazes in wonder at the family tree on Christmas Eve – just a few hours before he died from swine flu.

10:51am Saturday 13th March 2010

A GRIEVING couple have urged other parents to vaccinate their children against deadly swine flu after discovering their little boy had died from the illness.

Swine flu control room to close

Daily Echo: Tories warn that NHS 'ill-prepared' to deal with second swine flu outbreak

7:30am Monday 1st February 2010

SOUTHAMPTON'S swine flu control room is to close on Friday.

Intensive care unit on swine flu alert

Daily Echo: Swine flu vaccinations begin for key health workers

4:23pm Tuesday 24th November 2009

PATIENTS are being admitted to Southampton General Hospital’s intensive care unit with swine flu.

Vital step forward in battle with swine flu

Daily Echo: Swine flu

8:38am Tuesday 10th November 2009

A CUTTING edge Southampton drug research company has taken a key step forward in its battle to come up with a medical defence against swine flu.

Children enlisted for swine flu trial

Daily Echo: VIRUS: Swine flu cases are down

7:18am Thursday 24th September 2009

Children enlisted for swine flu trial DOCTORS in Southampton are looking for 250 children to try out two new swine flu vaccines.

Over 250 attend funeral of teenager Madelynne Butcher

Daily Echo: Madelynne Butcher

2:04pm Friday 14th August 2009

A funeral was held today for an ''outgoing and adorable'' teenager who died after getting swine flu.

Southampton children in swine flu trial

Daily Echo: Schools should remain shut in the autumn to stem the spread of swine flu, say experts

11:30am Tuesday 11th August 2009

CHILDREN in Southampton could be among the first in the country to try out a new swine flu vaccine.

Teenage girl dies after contracting swine flu

Daily Echo: Madelynne Butcher

12:30pm Saturday 8th August 2009

A TALENTED teenager who dreamed of being a doctor and worked with disabled children has become the first person from Hampshire to die after contracting swine flu.

The hunt for a flu vaccine

Daily Echo: Dr Tom Havelock

10:30am Sunday 2nd August 2009

Trials of a vaccine that could spell the end of the seasonal flu – and help stop future pandemics – will begin this month in Southampton

Website’s flu blunder

Daily Echo: National Flu Pandemic Service website

8:30am Saturday 25th July 2009

THE Government’s new website to deal with swine flu queries has overlooked advice for people living on the Isle of Wight.

City school closed after swine flu outbreak

Daily Echo: Swine Flu arrives in Hampshire

1:11pm Thursday 16th July 2009

A SCHOOL for children with learning difficulties in Southampton has been closed due to swine flu.

Health centre closes in swine flu battle

Daily Echo: Shirley walk-in centre was officially opened by the then Health Minister John Hutton in February 2002. Now opening is being cut back.

8:30am Wednesday 15th July 2009

A HEALTH centre is being closed because of the swine flu outbreak.

Swine virus teacher’s school will stay open

Daily Echo: Swine virus teacher’s school will stay open

8:29am Monday 6th July 2009

A PRIMARY school will stay open despite one of its teachers testing positive for swine flu and a second being off sick with flu-like symptoms.

Swine flu hits third child at city school

Daily Echo: Swine flu

9:20am Thursday 2nd July 2009

A THIRD child at a Hampshire junior school has contracted swine flu, as the number of confirmed cases in the county has more than doubled.

Anti-flu drugs for maternity workers

Daily Echo: The Princess Anne Hospital

10:14am Wednesday 1st July 2009

UP to 17 maternity workers have been handed anti-viral drugs after a midwife at a Southampton hospital contracted swine flu.

Swine flu in city hospital

1:20pm Tuesday 30th June 2009

A MIDWIFE at a Southampton maternity unit has been diagnosed with swine flu, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Southampton parents who keep pupils from swine flu school risk fines

Daily Echo: Director of public health, Dr Andrew Mortimore, who is reassuring parents the NHS has plans to place to manage the outbreak.

11:29am Saturday 27th June 2009

PARENTS keeping their children away from a swine flu-hit Hampshire school are risking fines for truancy, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Three university staff tested for swine flu

11:23am Saturday 27th June 2009

THREE members of staff at the University of Winchester are suspected to have caught swine flu.

Swine flu confirmed at Southampton school

Daily Echo: Tanners Brook Junior School

1:10pm Friday 26th June 2009

A PUPIL from Tanners Brook Junior School has become the latest victim of swine flu.

Second case of swine flu in Hampshire

Daily Echo: Swine Flu arrives in Hampshire

12:42pm Thursday 18th June 2009

THE second case of swine flu has been diagnosed in Hampshire.

No room for swine flu complacency, warns health chief

Daily Echo: Delegates at a major incident conference

11:15am Friday 12th June 2009

SOUTHAMPTON’S head of health protection has warned residents not to be complacent about the risk of swine flu.

Swine flu confirmed as pandemic

Daily Echo: Swine flu

3:15pm Thursday 11th June 2009

The World Health Organisation today declared the swine flu outbreak was a pandemic, the first in more than 40 years.

Full recovery for city swine flu victim

Daily Echo: Swine Flu arrives in Hampshire

7:00am Wednesday 27th May 2009

A UNIVERSITY student who became the first confirmed case of swine flu in Hampshire has made a full recovery.

Swine Flu arrives in Hampshire

Daily Echo: Swine Flu arrives in Hampshire

3:45pm Friday 22nd May 2009

THE first case of swine flu has been confirmed in Hampshire.

Swine flu confirmed in Hampshire

5:03pm Friday 22nd May 2009

THE first case of swine flu has been confirmed in Hampshire.

City scientist wins race for swine flu test

Daily Echo: City team wins race for swine flu test

12:37pm Sunday 3rd May 2009

A TEAM of scientists in Southampton last night won the global race to create the first DNA test for the swine flu virus.

City scientists make swine flu breakthrough

Daily Echo: Doctors Rob Powell and Jim Wicks

11:26am Saturday 2nd May 2009

A TEAM of scientists in Southampton is on the verge of a world-first breakthrough that could help stop a full-blown global flu pandemic.

Swine flu being passed among people in UK

Daily Echo: Swine flu

4:40pm Friday 1st May 2009

An NHS worker was confirmed today as Britain's first case of swine flu being transferred within the UK.

Top GP calls for common sense over swine flu fear

Daily Echo: A man sneezing

12:24pm Thursday 30th April 2009

HAMPSHIRE’S most senior GP has called on the public to show “common sense” and act responsibly as the first cases of swine flu were confirmed in England.

English swine flu cases confirmed

1:18pm Wednesday 29th April 2009

A 12-year-old girl is one of three more people confirmed with swine flu, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said today.

Hampshire ready for swine flu

Daily Echo: An air passenger gets off a flight from Mexico

3:30pm Tuesday 28th April 2009

HAMPSHIRE’S health, police and council bosses came together yesterday as fear of the deadly swine flu gripped the county.

Swine flu causes Mexico flights to be cancelled

Daily Echo: Swine flu causes Mexico flights to be cancelled

3:38pm Tuesday 28th April 2009

THE deadly swine flu virus crisis today led the UK's major tour operators to suspend all holiday flights to Mexico.

Seven undergoing tests for swine flu

3:46pm Tuesday 28th April 2009

THE NHS has confirmed that seven people from Wiltshire are undergoing tests for swine flu after returning from holidays abroad.



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