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BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 08 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3039

WHO advises continued vigilance of swine flu: The World Health Organization’s H1N1 pandemic emergency committee unanimously agreed that “the period of most intense pandemic activity seems likely to have passed for many parts of the world.” The committee, made up of 15 external experts, stressed that national public health units should remain vigilant and continue to monitor the H1N1 virus.

Cancer survival improves in spearhead primary care trusts: One year cancer survival rates have either improved slightly or remained the same for people living in areas covered by England’s 62 spearhead primary care trusts—areas with greater health …

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