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52 min ago | Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Influenza-associated Hospitalizations and Deaths, Costa Rica, 2009 - "2012

Guiselle Guzman SaborA o, Alexey Clara, Antonio Garcia, Fabio Quesada, Rakhee Palekar, Percy Minaya, Marvin Cervantes, Mariel Lopez, Jenny Lara, Jorge Jara, Natalia Blanco, Joseph Bresee, Marc-Alain Widdowson, and Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner Data needed to guide influenza vaccine policies are lacking in tropical countries.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Costa Rica, World News, 9, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

2 hrs ago | Fox 23

3 additional deaths due to flu reported in Okla.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports three more deaths due to influenza to raise the total number this flu season to 61. The deaths reported Thursday are the first in the state since early March and adds to the record number reported during the flu season that began in September.

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2 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Three Additional Deaths Due To Flu Reported In Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports three deaths due to influenza in the past week has raised the total number this flu season to 61. The deaths reported Thursday are the first in the state since the middle of March and adds to the record number reported during the flu season that began in September.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Medicine, Health, Tulsa County, OK, Comanche County, OK, Oklahoma County, OK, Cleveland County, OK

6 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Rhode Island health official: Flu widespread again

The dominant strains in the late-season wave include H3N2, which has a significant impact on the elderly, and influenza B. Officials say that of the 13 flu-related deaths this season, most were people in their 80s and 90s.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine

10 hrs ago | WKXW-FM Trenton

New Flu Shows Up in NJ [AUDIO]

The calendar says mid-April, everything is turning green, the birds are singing, and yet in many parts of New Jersey there are reports of increased influenza -like illness.

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Related Topix: Health, Vaccinations, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

14 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Patent Issued for High Growth Reassortant Influenza a Virus

Currently, influenza A strains can be prepared by classic reassortment of the recommended strain and a laboratory strain or by reverse genetics technology wherein the gene segments coding for the surface proteins are derived from the recommended strain and other gene segments are derived from high growth virus strains.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Inventions, Science / Technology, Genetics, Biology, Science, Mumps

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Now Toronto

Hard pill to swallow

Canada's minister of health said last week that the government did review drug trials for Tamiflu, an influenza prophylaxis recently found to be ineffective.

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Related Topix: Tamiflu, Oseltamivir (generic), Medicine, Health, Relenza, Zanamivir (generic), Pharmacology, Food and Drug Administration

E! Online

Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Update: Hospitalization Not Related to...

After an "absolutely horrible reaction" to medication sent the pop star to the hospital Tuesday, forcing her to cancel her Bangerz show in both Kansas City and St. Louis, we now have an update on the singer's condition.

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CBC News

N.S. 'limping along' without electronic vaccine registry

The Nova Scotia government says it wants a vaccine registry, but it won't be ready to even issue a tender for one for at least another year.

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BioMed Central

School closures during the 2009 influenza pandemic: national and local experiences

School closure is a non-pharmaceutical intervention that was considered in many national pandemic plans developed prior to the start of the influenza A pdm09 pandemic, and received considerable attention during the event.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine, Health, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu

NEWS.com.au

Conflict claims on chemist flu jabs

DO you always feel anxious? Stressed? Sick? It could be because you're worrying too much.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicare, Medicine, Sanofi Pasteur, Nursing

Examiner.com

New nasal spray could fight flu without vaccine

Researchers in Scotland have developed proteins that could change the way flu viruses are treated.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine, Health

Tue Apr 15, 2014

TheIndyChannel

Sick Sky Ferreira scraps gig Sky Ferreira called off a charity show...

SKY FERREIRA called off a charity show on Sunday after she fell sick with a nasty bout of influenza.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Iowa City, IA, Entertainment

CBS Local

It's Back: Tri-State Area Hit With Round Two Of Flu

A second wave of the flu has struck this spring and has put more New Yorkers in the hospital than in January, according to health officials.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

St.Petersburg Times

Vaccine Plant to Open

Pfizer has helped Petrovax to install a production line at a plant just outside Moscow for the Prevenar 13 vaccine, which is intended to prevent such diseases as pneumonia and meningitis.

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KOTA-TV Rapid City

Campfire precautions can protect kids from burns

A drop in the number of young women infected with the two strains of human papillomavirus most likely to cause cervical cancer occurred in England after the 2008 launch of a national vaccination program.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, HPV, Health, Medicine, Cancer, Cervical Cancer, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu

KFVS12

Younger adults hit hardest this flu season

The H1N1 flu was the predominant influenza strain in the United States this year, but it packed a lot less punch than in 2009 when it caused a worldwide pandemic, health officials report.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Vaccinations, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scientific American

The Overlooked Influence of Kathleen Sebelius

When Kathleen Sebelius took the helm of one of the largest civilian departments in the federal government, the first thorny issue on her desk was responding to the H1N1 flu virus, a new pandemic flu strain that seemed to target otherwise healthy young people.

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Related Topix: Kathleen Sebelius, US Governors, Epidemic, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Medicine, Natural Disasters, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WTEN-TV Albany

NY flu season continues; second wave of illness

Health officials say a second wave of influenza has struck this spring and is putting more New Yorkers in the hospital now than in January.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, New York

Daily Texan

Researchers find potential target for antivirus efforts to combat influenza

Postdoctoral fellow Guifang Chen, along with three other UT researchers, have discovered a protein produced naturally by human body cells, named DDX21, that inhibits the growth and spread of the influenza A virus through host cells.

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