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  • Federal government to step up bird flu monitoring this fall

    The federal government announced plans Thursday to step up monitoring wild birds for avian influenza this fall to provide an early warning of any resurgence of a disease that devastated poultry farms in the Upper Midwest.
  • Study offers clue to link between swine flu shot, narcolepsy

    One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect — the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Now new research offers a clue to what happened. The vaccine Pandemrix never was used in the United...

    While dog flu threat is widening, there's no need to panic

    Q: I'm worried about the dog flu, which was in Chicago, and is now in Atlanta. What precautions should I take? -- C.D., Atlanta, GA Q: I keep reading about the dog flu, and wonder if I should be less social with my dog. Any advice? -- R.C., Minneapolis,...

    Researchers discover why last year's flu vaccine was so weak

    PHILADELPHIA Despite the sweltering heat of summer, some researchers are still preoccupied by cold and flu season, especially Scott Hensley of Philadelphia's Wistar Institute, who hopes that vaccines being developed for the 2015-16 flu season will provide...

    The Kid's Doctor: Dog flu no threat to humans

    Seem like a funny time of year for me to be writing about flu? Well, now the problem is dog flu, which has been spreading rapidly across the country. Dog flu is caused by an influenza virus and is a contagious respiratory disease in dogs. Fortunately,...