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Swine Flu

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  • CDC: This year's flu strain difficult for young patients

    CDC: This year's flu strain difficult for young patients
    This flu season was “particularly hard” on relatively young patients across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday. The CDC’s early estimates fulfill the predictions by public health...
  • CDC urges flu vaccinations amid mounting H1N1 illnesses

    With several weeks or more remaining in a particularly deadly influenza season, U.S. health officials on Thursday urged flu vaccinations for everyone over the age of 6 months, including pregnant women. "Influenza can make anyone very sick, very fast and...
  • Federal health agency says flu season in California worst since 2009

    Federal health agency says flu season in California worst since 2009
    With 405 reports of severe influenza cases -- deaths, or hospitalizations requiring intensive care -- 2013-2014 is shaping up to be the most severe since 2009's swine flu pandemic, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Don't Fool With The Flu

    File under "N" for no coincidence: 1) This year's influenza season has hit the 18- to 64-year-old age group harder than in recent years. 2) According to the Centers for Disease Control, that age group tends to have the lowest vaccination rates. No...
  • 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...
  • Dramatic rise in flu deaths reported by California health officials

    State health officials reported Friday that California influenza deaths this flu season have doubled to 95, with an additional 51 cases likely to be confirmed next week. That would put this year's number of flu fatalities so far at 146. At this time...
  • L.A. hospitals gird for rise in flu cases

    L.A. hospitals gird for rise in flu cases
    Despite a statewide drop in reported influenza cases, Los Angeles hospitals are preparing for this year's season to worsen in the coming weeks, fearful of the deadly H1N1 "swine flu" virus strain that is to blame for most of this year's flu deaths. H1N1...
  • Free flu shots available at 3 locations

    Free flu shots available at 3 locations
    The Orange County Health Department is offering free flu shots at three locations: * Thursday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Barnett Park, Dolphin Room, 4801 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando. * Friday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Renaissance...
  • 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...