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H1N1 Flu Outbreak In Canada Kills Five People

By | Sat, 01/04/2014 - 17:07

Canadian health officials have announced that five people have already died from a H1N1 flu outbreak in Alberta, Canada.

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First Wave Of Flu Season Causes Widespread Infection Rates

By | Fri, 12/27/2013 - 17:03

The first wave of flu season leaves the pediatric death toll at four, as H1N1 remains a common strain in widespread infection in 10 states.

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Pregnant Nurse Fired For Refusing Flu Shot

By | Mon, 12/23/2013 - 12:01

Dreonna Breton, pregnant nurse, was fired for refusing flu shot after providing doctor’s note of her history of miscarriage.

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How A Flu Vaccine Caused Narcolepsy In Children

By | Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:00

Stanford study reveals how the swine flu vaccine Pandemrix caused narcolepsy in children and adolescents by triggering an autoimmune brain disorder.

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Hunting The Flu With Gold And Sugar

By | Sun, 12/08/2013 - 17:59

A new virus detection method can identify influenza and differentiate between individual strains.

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Second H7N9 Bird Flu Case Confirmed In Hong Kong

By | Sat, 12/07/2013 - 13:53

The new strain of bird flu found in China has hospitalized an 80-year-old man, the second case in Hong Kong.

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Adjuvanted Bird Flu Vaccine Approved By FDA

By | Sun, 12/01/2013 - 17:58

The FDA has approved a new adjuvanted vaccine for the bird flu.

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Global Death Toll From 2009 Influenza Pandemic As High As 203,000

By | Tue, 11/26/2013 - 18:03

Over 60 researchers from 26 countries established that the death toll of the 2009 influenza outbreak could be as high as 203,000, with global regions being affected in widely differing degrees.

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A Flu Shot For Your Heart

By | Wed, 10/23/2013 - 17:21

A flu shot may improve heart health in patients with and without a history of cardiovascular disease.

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How Does The Flu Virus Spread?

By | Mon, 10/21/2013 - 20:34

Scientists have discovered that the influenza virus kills the immune system's first line of defense, allowing it to spread before a second immune response can be produced.

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Creating A Universal Flu Vaccine: Inhibiting Aspects Of Immune Response Allows Vaccine To Target Multiple Strains

By | Mon, 10/21/2013 - 18:01

In an effort to create a universal flu vaccine, scientists have discovered that inhibiting some aspects of the immune response allowed the vaccine to create antibodies that target proteins shared by every strain.

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More Children Than Ever Getting Flu Vaccines, CDC Says

By | Thu, 09/26/2013 - 11:12

The CDC's latest report shows that flu vaccine coverage is on the rise, most notably among children.

Universal Flu Vaccine Five Years Away--Maybe

A Universal Flu Vaccine May Be Just 5 Years Away

By | Mon, 09/23/2013 - 12:38

A universal flu vaccine could save millions of lives around the globe.

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Should You Get The Influenza Vaccine This Year?

By | Mon, 09/16/2013 - 13:43

As this year’s influenza vaccines are becoming widely available in the next few weeks, it’s important to get your flu shot early on in the season.

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Flu Shot Is Effective, Despite Circulation Of Flu Strain And Related Skepticism

By | Wed, 06/26/2013 - 13:16

A review of over 40 years of data shows that even if the yearly flu shot is not well-matched to the circulating strain, it is still effective in prevention.

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