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  • Read of the week: 'The Last Town on Earth'

    Read of the week: 'The Last Town on Earth'
    This winter the library held a Cozy Blanket Bingo contest, which was a great hit with patrons and staff. It challenged participants to read something they might not normally read. My goal was to finish every square on the Bingo card, which I did, and it...
  • CDC: Nasty flu season has peaked, is retreating

    CDC: Nasty flu season has peaked, is retreating
    This winter's nasty flu season has peaked and is clearly retreating, a new government report shows. "There's a lot of flu season left, but it's clear we're decreasing and that flu season has peaked," said Dr. Michael Jhung of the Centers for Disease...
  • Weekly flu update: mild activity in most Central Florida counties

    Weekly flu update: mild activity in most Central Florida counties
    Flu is still active and widespread across the state, but the season has most likely reached its peak, according to the latest report from the state health department.  The majority of counties, including those in Central Florida, are reporting mild...
  • Meriden Firm's Expansion Talks In Play After Vaccine Flap With Governor

    Meriden Firm's Expansion Talks In Play After Vaccine Flap With Governor
    MERIDEN — It was a tumultuous day Friday at Protein Sciences Corp. as the vaccine maker's executive chairman declared the firm was breaking off expansion talks with the state, but later, along with the CEO, suggesting the firm might reconsider. The...
  • Animal hospital on canine flu: 'Never seen this kind of outbreak'

    Animal hospital on canine flu: 'Never seen this kind of outbreak'
    VCA Aurora Animal Hospital has a sign at its main entrance alerting dog owners of a canine influenza outbreak that has veterinarians taking precautions to prevent the spread of the highly contagious disease. "We have a Step-Down Ward to keep dogs...
  • Officials warn about canine flu outbreak after 5 dogs die in Chicago area

    Officials warn about canine flu outbreak after 5 dogs die in Chicago area
    Five dogs in the Chicago region have died from complications of canine flu between January and March, authorities said Friday. And a survey of local veterinarians has revealed that more than 1,000 cases of canine infectious respiratory disease have been...
  • Canine flu prompts cancellation of Elmhurst Doggie Eggstravaganza

    The Elmhurst Park District has canceled its Doggie Eggstravaganza on Saturday because of concerns about canine influenza, or dog flu. The event, which last year drew about 450 dogs, was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. in Wilder Park. Ginger Wade, director of...
  • Bird flu spreads among Minnesota turkey farms

    Bird flu spreads among Minnesota turkey farms
    An outbreak of a deadly bird flu strain spread to one of the top poultry producing counties of the nation's top turkey producing state of Minnesota, government officials confirmed on Saturday, raising fears that the that the highly contagious disease...
  • Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse player died from complications of pneumonia, flu

    Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse player died from complications of pneumonia, flu
    Jeremy Huber, a defenseman for the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team who was found dead in his dorm on Jan. 26, died of pneumonia complicating influenza A, according to the chief medical examiner’s office. Jeremy Huber, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound...
  • H7N9 bird flu has the makings of a pandemic virus, scientists warn

    H7N9 bird flu has the makings of a pandemic virus, scientists warn
    Scientists in China have identified an influenza virus that they say has the potential to spread around the world, sickening and killing people whose immune systems have never faced a threat like it. The H7N9 flu emerged in humans in eastern China in...
  • Don't give up on the flu vaccine!

    Q: I just read that the flu vaccine this year was not effective. What happened? I had my flu shot this year, but I'm reluctant to get one again next year. A: You're correct. This year's flu vaccine has been a disappointment. The most recent estimates...