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  • Is the flu really more dangerous to Americans than Ebola? It depends.

    A common meme to have emerged from concerns about Ebola virus in the United States is for people to “go get a flu shot,” the idea being that the people worry too much about a disease that is of little threat to them (Ebola) and not enough about one that is estimated to kill at least 3,000 people a year (seasonal influenza).
  • More Marylanders seek flu shots amid Ebola outbreak

    More Marylanders seek flu shots amid Ebola outbreak
    Call it the Ebola effect. A lot more Marylanders are volunteering for that shot in the arm that may protect them from the flu this year. Flu vaccinations were up about 30 percent in September around the state to more than 95,000, according to early data...

    Flu shots are more vital than ever

    Flu shots are more vital than ever
    The Baltimore Sun has published a number of excellent pieces on the risk of Ebola versus influenza ("Ebola is no Spanish Flu," Oct. 17). One aspect that has yet to be mentioned is the risk to the segments of our population that can be even more...

    Panic, not Ebola, is biggest enemy, civic and health leaders say

    There have been no confirmed cases of Ebola so far in Southern California, but anxiety over the disease has taken root. On Friday morning, health officials in Ventura County quelled rumors of a potential Ebola patient in Thousand Oaks. The patient did...

    How does the flu vaccine work?

    How does the flu vaccine work?
    There are several kinds of flu vaccine available this year, but the main flu viruses are expected to be the same as last year's: two influenza A viruses (H1N1 and H3N2) and an influenza B virus. Some vaccines protect against a fourth virus, which is an...