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  • U.S. hospitals gird for Ebola panic as flu season looms

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A young woman complaining of abdominal pain and nausea who had traveled to Africa arrived at a Long Island hospital fearful that she had contracted Ebola. She did not have the virus, but the pregnancy test was positive.
  • Best-selling novel led scientist to Ebola-related research

    University of Wisconsin-Madison scientist Yoshi Kawaoka was researching influenza viruses that were killing chickens in the mid '90s when he picked up a new bestseller, "The Hot Zone." Richard Preston's 1994 novel dealt with the genesis of viral...

    1918 influenza epidemic struck hard, fast

     1918 influenza epidemic struck hard, fast
    The photos showed a nurse, a hospital worker and a street sweeper wearing face masks. The story reported how a rapidly spreading disease was overtaxing the city's and nation's hospitals, doctors and nurses. Published in the Tribune 96 years ago this...

    Ebola is no Spanish Flu [Commentary]

    Ebola is no Spanish Flu [Commentary]
    The recent death of Thomas Eric Duncan, the 42-year-old who traveled to Dallas from disease-ravaged Liberia while infected with the Ebola virus, along with the confirmed infection of two of Duncan's nurses, has created widespread concern that an...

    Consumer Reports: Five ways to fight the flu this year

    The symptoms come on fast and strong: muscle aches and pain, fever, headaches and exhaustion. The flu can knock you out for weeks, warns Consumer Reports — and that's if you're a healthy young adult. For the young, the old and those with weak...