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  • 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 influenza B virus.
  • Ebola in headlines, but flu is bigger worry

    Ebola in headlines, but flu is bigger worry
    Ebola has grabbed national headlines in recent weeks, but it's the time of year when people should be more worried about the flu. Though Ebola's risk to the general public is low, "we shouldn't forget that there are many viruses that cause illnesses...

    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. The woman had...

    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...