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By The Dispatch On Friday, July 21st, 2017
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Flu vaccine with four times the antigen reduces hospital visits for nursing home residents: Study

The fact that vaccines typically don’t work as well in older people presents a challenge to influenza vaccine makers, particularly because the illness often results in serious respiratory infections in frail More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
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Younger population more susceptible to recent flu

There is a new trend in flu instances and it involves the normally healthy cohort of 18-64 year olds.  This year, the “younger” population has represented 61% of all flu-related hospitalizations, almost double More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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Flu hospitalizations and deaths in younger people are up this season: CDC

PRESS RELEASE This influenza season was particularly hard on younger- and middle-age adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. People age More...

By Robert On Sunday, February 9th, 2014
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Egypt reports 38 H1N1 influenza deaths

The Egyptian Health Ministry confirmed 38 deaths related to the A/H1N1 virus, known as swine flu, including four physicians, since the beginning of last December, according to a Daily News Egypt report Sunday. Image/CIA In More...

By Robert On Saturday, January 18th, 2014
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Talking bird flu, seasonal influenza, flu shots and India’s polio success with Dr. Vincent Racaniello

With influenza of all sorts– H5N1, H1N1 and H7N9, dominating the media recently, I decided to delve in a little deeper and try to clear up some questions “people watching the news” may have when More...

By Robert On Saturday, January 11th, 2014
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Flu is reported ‘widespread’ in 70 percent of US states: CDC

The 2013-2014 influenza season had a slow start this year; however, we are getting to where we are typically found this time of year pretty quickly now. Image/CDC In their epidemiologic report from week one of 2014, More...

By Robert On Saturday, January 4th, 2014
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CDC tweets 10 flu tips as 25 states now report widespread flu activity

Despite a relatively slow start to this 2013-2014 flu season, it has certainly picked up strongly in recent weeks as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting 25 states as having widespread More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
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One in five Americans report having not received the flu vaccine due to fear that it causes flu: Survey

PRESS RELEASE According to a new survey released by the National Consumers League (NCL), fears and misperceptions about flu vaccines persist among Americans—adults and parents of children under the age of 17 More...

By Robert On Friday, December 13th, 2013
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WSU researchers discover how Nipah virus infects human cells

PRESS RELEASE A team of scientists from Washington State University has discovered how one of the planet’s most deadly known viruses employs burglary-ring-like teamwork to infiltrate the human cell. WSU virologist More...

By Robert On Monday, November 25th, 2013
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CDC launches influenza prediction by using social media competition

CDC has launched the “Predict the Influenza Season Challenge,” a competition designed to foster innovation in flu activity modeling and prediction. The registrant who most successfully predicts the timing, peak More...

By Robert On Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
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Global flu activity remains low, influenza A(H3N2) is predominant

The latest influenza data published by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that influenza activity is on the low end as of the most recent reporting week ending Oct. 12. Influenza in the US mapImage/CDC During More...

By Robert On Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
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Arkansas reports two cases of swine flu variant H1N1(v)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed that two people in Arkansas have been infected with a strain of influenza known as H1N1(v) after contact with pigs. Photo/Agricultural Research More...

By Robert On Friday, August 2nd, 2013
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Illinois confirms first case of H3N2v ‘swine flu’, brings total to 15 cases in three states

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) laboratory has confirmed one case of  H3N2v influenza virus in a Boone County child who had contact with swine while helping an exhibitor at the DuPage County Fair More...

By Robert On Saturday, January 5th, 2013
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Flu activity up in the United States, influenza A (H3N2) most common

Image/CDC Influenza  activity continues to increase across most parts of the country, with nine out of 10 surveillance regions in the US seeing elevated activity, according to data from the Centers for Disease More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, December 31st, 2012
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Hillary Clinton hospitalized after doctors discover a blood clot

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was admitted to a New York City hospital on Sunday after doctors discovered that a blood clot had formed, the State Department said in a statement. Philippe Reines, a deputy assistant More...


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