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Swine Flu

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  • Flu season, one that could hit the young, rearing its sniffly head

     Flu season, one that could hit the young, rearing its sniffly head
    Reports of flulike illness in Chicago are slowly rising this month, public health officials said Monday, at a time of season that the virus typically begins to take hold. All that, plus signs that more young people than usual could fall ill this season,...
  • Influenza can kill a healthy child in a matter of days, study finds

    Even healthy children can come down with a case of the flu severe enough to cause death in a matter of days, according to a new report from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, children who were in good health...
  • Even the young and healthy benefit from flu vaccine

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 28 and healthy. I've never gotten a flu shot and have never had the flu. Do I really need a flu vaccination? My employer is recommending it for everyone, but I'm hesitant. I've heard some people get sick from the actual vaccination....
  • How to build a better flu vaccine

    The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-19 killed 583,135 Americans, according to public health authorities at the time. Although we no longer suffer such a high rate of flu deaths, during a non-pandemic season, flu still kills on average thousands each year...
  • Lake County schools help health department track flu

    Lake County schools help health department track flu
    Two Libertyville school districts are participating in a new program that tracks the flu in students and gives data to Lake County officials about how well the kids are handling the illness. The Lake County Health Department organized four different...
  • U.S. visa backlog leaves Afghan interpreters in limbo

    U.S. visa backlog leaves Afghan interpreters in limbo
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Before serving as an interpreter for the U.S. military, Shafiq Nazari passed exhaustive background checks by U.S. military and intelligence agencies. The military trusted him enough to issue him an automatic rifle. He has...
  • Flu deaths in California reach 147 this season

    Flu deaths in California reach 147 this season
    State health officials reported Friday that flu deaths in California have reached 147 this flu season, with an additional 44 deaths under investigation as likely flu-related. Four of the confirmed deaths were of children. Seventeen deaths occurred in...
  • California flu deaths for those under 65 running far ahead of last year

    California flu deaths for those under 65 running far ahead of last year
    Influenza-related illness has killed 147 Californians under age 65 this season, including 17 people in Los Angeles County and one in Long Beach, state health officials have confirmed. The toll is unusually high: At the same point last year, only 14...
  • Egypt reports 16 swine flu deaths

    CAIRO – Sixteen people in Egypt have died from the H1N1 virus – commonly known as swine flu – since the start of the winter, the country's Ministry of Health said Monday. The ministry's spokesman, Ahmed Kamel, was quoted by the daily...
  • China reports first human case of new H10N8 bird flu, and it's fatal

    Chinese health authorities have identified a brand-new type of bird flu that killed an elderly woman in November and infected at least one other person in January. That trend prompted the experts to call for stepped-up surveillance to track the new...
  • La Caņada area not hit hard by flu season

    Despite grim statistics released Friday by the California Department of Public Health that show a spike this year in flu-related deaths, local health officials say all seems to be well throughout the community and in the La Caņada schools. The state...