The total number of swine flu cases in New Zealand has jumped more than 50 overnight to 507, the Ministry of Health says.
Swine flu outbreak
New Zealand's Healthline received a 40% increase in the number of calls after the Ministry of Health announced yesterday three people with swine flu had died.
Pregnant women who get swine flu are at least four times as likely to be hospitalized as other people with the virus, a new study says.
Blood oxygenation appears to be the key to surviving swine flu for patients suffering respiratory failure, new research shows.
France have been hit by swine flu - and knee injuries - ahead of Sunday morning's (NZT) Four Nations rugby league match with New Zealand.
While swine flu has slipped off the radar for many of us, it is still having a severe impact on some people and continues to circulate in the community, health professionals say.
New Zealand is among nine well-off countries who have agreed to share extra swine flu vaccine with less-developed countries.
When swine flu patient Terri Gordon-Davis (39) slipped into unconsciousness and was put on a ventilator to keep her alive, her husband was told she had a 25 per cent chance of surviving.
School officials in eastern China found responsible for a swine flu outbreak at a provincial high school that led to 109 students being infected will be severely punished, a local official says.
Swine flu has left a South Canterbury woman able to communicate only by blinking and with only half a lung functioning.
With spring just days away, the number of swine flu cases is on the way down, health officials say.
A woman who died in an Auckland hospital last week has been confirmed as New Zealand's 16th swine flu victim.
A 30-year-old woman died of swine flu in Dunedin Hospital on Sunday. The woman was admitted with flu-like symptoms on July 28 and did not have any pre-existing medical conditions before her admission.
A 30-year-old woman who died in Dunedin on Sunday has been confirmed by the Health Ministry as being New Zealand's 15th swine flu victim.
Swine flu has been confirmed as the cause of death for one person in Otago and two in Southland, Dunedin coroner David Crerar says.
The number of confirmed swine flu cases in New Zealand hit 3000 today.
New Zealand's swine flu virus appears to have struck a quiet period as official statistics show the number of people visiting their GP tapering off.
Two patients are in intensive care with swine flu in Otago and Southland, information released by the Ministry of Health yesterday shows.
The number of doctor consultations for influenza-like illnesses appears to have decreased slightly but it is too soon to determine whether this is the start of an ongoing fall in swine flu cases, the Ministry of Health says.
Swine flu is believed to have contributed to deaths in Otago and Southland in the past month, but final results will not be confirmed for "some weeks", coroner David Crerar says.