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Swine Flu

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  • Whooping cough making a comeback in Md., U.S.

    Whooping cough making a comeback in Md., U.S.
    Public health officials are warning adults and adolescents to get booster shots in the wake of an unusually large number of cases of whooping cough this year around the nation and in Maryland. More than 20,000 cases of the respiratory disease were...
  • Illinois State Fair taking steps to stop spread of new swine flu

    Illinois State Fair taking steps to stop spread of new swine flu
    Illinois State Fair organizers are equipping the Springfield fairgrounds with extra hand-washing stations and cautionary signs to keep an emerging swine flu strain at bay. State public health officials on Thursday confirmed Illinois' first case, a...
  • New strain of swine flu that can infect humans raises concerns

    New strain of swine flu that can infect humans raises concerns
    A new strain of flu has local health departments keeping an eye on county fairs. It's the H3N2V virus, which health officials said is carried by pigs and can be transmitted to humans. The strain has infected at least 145 people, mostly children, since...
  • Swine flu cases on the rise

    Swine flu cases on the rise
    Swine flu cases have skyrocketed the past two weeks. Public enemy number one? Pigs at state and county fairs. Two weeks ago, the number of swine flu cases was at 16. Last week, that number jumped to 165. 90% of the cases so far have been from kids, most...
  • Local researchers aim for universal flu vaccine

    Local researchers aim for universal flu vaccine
    LA JOLLA, Calif. - At one of the many laboratories at the Scripps Research Institute, one drop at a time, a researcher is carefully working to crystalize components of what could become the first universal flu vaccine. "What we're trying to do now is...
  • Swine flu cases found in Maryland

    Swine flu cases found in Maryland
    Six Queen Anne's County residents have been diagnosed with a strain of swine flu that has been infecting people across the country, including many who have been attending state and local agricultural fairs, according to state health officials. There have...
  • Maryland State Fair organizers on alert for swine flu

    Maryland State Fair organizers on alert for swine flu
    As the state fair opens in Timonium, pigs that will be judged for prizes will also be under scrutiny from state veterinarians after an outbreak of swine flu nearly threatened to shut down the event. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene...
  • Hearing impaired get boost at Hopkins clinic

    Hearing impaired get boost at Hopkins clinic
    Hearing aids have improved the quality of many people's lives, but most users have learned they are less than ideal in noisy environments. Going to the airport, store or doctor's office can be frustrating, said Dr. Frank R. Lin, a Johns Hopkins...
  • Flu Shots Already Available; Health Experts Say Don't Wait

    Flu Shots Already Available; Health Experts Say Don't Wait
    The sniffling and sneezing hasn’t kicked in yet, but experts are already warning people to get vaccinated for the flu early. The vaccine has been delivered to many hospitals and clinics. After the 2009 swine flu outbreak, experts say the number...
  • Too soon for the flu?

    Too soon for the flu?
    It's time to get your flu shot. Or is it? The answer to that question depends on whom you ask. The sign in the pharmacy window might suggest flu season is already here, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging everyone at least 6...
  • Bird flu has mutated and is killing baby seals, scientists discover

    Bird flu has mutated and is killing baby seals, scientists discover
    A new strain of avian flu that jumped from birds to mammals is responsible for the death of more than 160 seals off the New England coast last year, scientists announced Tuesday. The virus could theoretically pose a threat to human health, they said....