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Today's Headlines - 10/24/2014
Vaccine no match for rogue flu strain
A rogue flu strain has surfaced in New Zealand, infecting even those who have had their annual vaccination.
Flu at the zoo and other disasters: Experts help animal exhibitors prepare for the worst
Here are three disaster scenarios for zoo or aquarium managers: One, a wildfire lunges towards your facility, threatening your staff and hundreds of zoo animals. Two, hurricane floodwaters pour into your basement, where thousands of exotic fish and marine mammals live in giant tanks. Three, local poultry farmers report avian influenza (bird flu) in their chickens, a primary source of protein for ...
Swedish farmers contracted swine flu
A human strain of the swine flu virus normally only found in pigs was discovered in Sweden earlier this year, the country's Public Health Agency has revealed.
Flu season starting strong in Wisconsin
Twenty people have been hospitalized so far this season because of the flu.
Scientists Aim to Improve Vaccines Against 'Bird Flu'
Title: Scientists Aim to Improve Vaccines Against 'Bird Flu' Category: Health News Created: 10/7/2014 12:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 10/8/2014 12:00:00 AM
Flu shows up early on WSU Pullman campus
The first case of influenza was diagnosed for the season in late September on the Pullman campus of WSU.
As Ebola spreads, a look back at bird flu
Nine years ago this month country fought bird flu
Vaccine ignorance -- deadly and contagious
In the absence of credible, strong political leadership, paranoia about disease can go viral. We've seen this happen around the world with a wide range of illnesses, from swine flu to SARS to Ebola.
Monster Mushrooms Could Hold Key to New Meds
The massive Agarikon mushroom shows promise for treating diseases such as tuberculosis, cowpox, bird and swine flu.
Why your Ebola-like symptoms are probably the flu
A patient receives an influenza shot on Jan. 6, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Doctors say itís best to not let seasonally normal fever, aches and fatigue grow into an Ebola false alarm. Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Worried you might have the Ebola virus? Not so fast. Just as mounting anxiety is sweeping the country, kindled by the third case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. Wednesday , cold ...

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