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Swine Flu

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  • 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...
  • WHO announces emergency committee to plan MERS virus response

    A senior World Health Organization official announced that the United Nations agency would convene an emergency committee to plan for a possible escalation in illnesses caused by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, or MERS-CoV.  Dr....
  • 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...
  • The Walking Dead Season 4 episode 2 recap: ‘Infected’

     
    After the mortifying revelation that something awful is in the air — or the water, or somewhere — in last week‘s Season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead,  we open episode 2 in the dead of night, at the fence, where a flashlight-toting...
  • Virginia still ready for health emergencies

    Virginia still ready for health emergencies
    How prepared is Virginia for a bioterrorism attack or a new disease outbreak? In last year's annual report, "Ready or Not?" by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the state scored a nine out of 10 on indicators for...
  • Edwin D. Kilbourne dies at 90; virologist developed flu vaccine

    Edwin D. Kilbourne dies at 90; virologist developed flu vaccine
    Dr. Edwin D. Kilbourne, a virologist who figured out how to manufacture a new influenza vaccine each year and was a principal advisor to the U.S. government on flu, died Feb. 21 in Branford, Conn. He was 90. No cause of death was released. Kilbourne...
  • Shameful 'Shameless' audition won Laura Wiggins her role

    Shameful 'Shameless' audition won Laura Wiggins her role
    When you're being considered for your first major role and it's to play a sex-addicted teen, you might have to do embarrassing things while auditioning. Laura Slade Wiggins, who plays Karen Jackson on Showtime's "Shameless," learned that first hand....
  • Flu vaccinations still recommended

    Flu vaccinations still recommended
    As the influenza season heads in, Carol Baker, who chairs the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases' Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition, answers some common questions about the flu vaccine. Baker is a professor of pediatrics, molecular...
  • Mexico fights for its image in eyes of travelers

    For six years, Mexico has been fighting a bloody war against drug cartels, and a bloodless virtual war for public opinion of U.S. travelers. Every time a piece of good news comes out about Mexico, it gets drowned out by an avalanche of bad news. At the...
  • Flu season off to a slow start; vaccine still available

    Flu season off to a slow start; vaccine still available
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that flu cases have begun to creep up in February, making it one of the latest starts to the influenza season in almost three decades. There are a few flu strains circulating, including H1N1, but...