The trial of Jayant Patel, a former Bundaberg-based surgeon, has been adjourned until next week. He had pleaded not guilty in the Supreme Court to illegally killing three patients as well as causing serious physical harm to a fourth man. He was serving as the head of surgery at Bundaberg hospital in southern Queensland, at that time.
According to the State's Health Department, more than 60 West Australian children may have had adverse reactions to the flu vaccine. West Australian Health Minister Kim Hames proclaimed that the vaccinations for children under less than five would be stopped, as a number of reactions to the three-strain vaccine were reported, which included swine flu.