UAE swine flu latest

"Don't use alternative medicine for swine flu" warns UAE health body...

Swine flu fears in Dubai, and across the UAE, have produced a worrying number of alternative prevention and treatment remedies, but don't be tempted to try them.

The US Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission, supported by the dietary supplement and herbal industry, has warned the public against unapproved swine flu remedies or vaccines.

The only drugs approved for the prevention and treatment of swine flu are oseltamivir phosphate (Tamifluand zanamivir (Relenza). No swine flu vaccine has been approved for use as yet.

Latest World Health Organisation (WHO) figures put the death toll at 31, with 1,893 sick in 23 countries. The UAE and the rest of the GCC have not yet officially reported a case.

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