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Today's Headlines - 9/1/2014
Service rocked by flu
June 4, 2009, 1:06 p.m. HUMAN swine flu has gripped the North West Ambulance Service with 10 officers, believed to be from the Devonport station, in home or hospital isolation.
Swine flu detected at Vic prison
Prisoners at a medium security facility in Victoria are in lock down after swine flu was detected there.
In CDC bird flu mix-up, U.S. agency cites sloppy science, failed reporting
By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. government scientist working with bird flu rushed through lab procedures in order to get to a staff meeting, setting off what could have been a fatal mishap, health officials said on Friday. They said the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lab worker, who was not identified, allotted only about half the time necessary to carry out ...
Swine flu detected at Victorian prison
Five prisoners have gone into lockdown after swine flu was detected in a Victorian prison.
Swine flu returns as Australia suffers through severe flu season: experts
Australia has seen a resurgence of the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, with the virus accounting for the majority of reported influenza cases this year, experts have said.
Rarer flu 'could help with vaccine'
Rarer forms of flu may be the key to producing a vaccine that protects against many different strains, scientists believe.
U.S. rolls back oversight of potentially dangerous experiments
By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - As U.S. lawmakers investigate the anthrax and bird flu breaches at a federal laboratory, they have begun to question whether outside oversight of research using dangerous microbes is as independent as federal agencies claim.        They are scrutinizing the actions of the nation's leading biomedical research institute, the National Institutes of Health ...
Swine Flu Epidemic Hits Australia
In 2009, the World Health Organization classified the H1N1 strain of influenza, more commonly referred to as swine flu, as a Phase 6 pandemic, the highest rating possible for such a virus. Thankfully, the pandemic only lasted slightly longer than …
CDC accidentally contaminated bird flu samples because scientist had to rush to a meeting
A government lab team discovered a potentially hazardous bird flu contamination issue and didn't report it until other scientists began to notice that something was off a full month later, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in a report released today. First, one government scientist rushed through a procedure and, in the process, contaminated a tame strain of bird flu with ...
Swine flu cases rising in Australia
Nearly 21,000 cases of flu have been confirmed in Australia so far this year, double the number of cases at this time last year.

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