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Today's Headlines - 10/20/2014
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 it’s 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 ...
White House halts funding on risky flu studies
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The White House has temporarily stopped funding new research involving the flu and other pathogens in which scientists deliberately make them more transmissible or more deadly. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced the government is assessing the potential risks and benefits of so-called "gain-of-function" studies. The U.S. ...
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
As Ebola spreads, a look back at bird flu
Nine years ago this month country fought bird flu
Health officials urge vaccinations before flu season hits its peak
As Ebola dominates national headlines, local health authorities are warning the public to get vaccinated for another potentially deadly illness — influenza.
Love and flu - Sanger Institute branches out into drama
"My Life with Flu" is a five-part radio drama that follows Jill and David, whose relationship is just blossoming in 1969 as the Hong Kong flu emerges.
Bird flu drill held
The Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department today conducted a poultry culling drill to review its preparedness for any avian influenza outbreak. Over 100 staff of the department and the Civil Aid Service participated in the exercise, which focused on the overall on-site preparation and implementation of biosecurity measures, such as the procedures for wearing and removing protective ...
Bird Flu Breaks Out in South Korea
Pyongyang, October 19 (KCNA) -- Ducks were found to be infected with bird flu at duck farms in Sanpho-myon and Kumchon-myon in Raju City, South Jolla Province, south Korea, according to the south Korean KBS on Oct. 17.
TGen, NAU awarded patent for genomics-based test to detect H1N1 pandemic flu strain
The federal government has awarded a patent to the Translational Genomics Research Institute and Northern Arizona University for a test that can detect — and assist in the treatment of — the H1N1 pandemic flu strain.
Ebola: WHO under fire over response to epidemic
Global health body under fire over Ebola

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