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Today's Headlines - 10/31/2014
Jaslok death: Swine flu or bacterial?
Mystery shrouds the death of a 70-year-old Nanded resident after he died in Jaslok hospital on Sunday. The deceased was admitted in the isolation ward on October 1 after he was diagonised with H1N1 (swine flu).
In Guangdong, nervy Chinese ramp up Ebola watch
By Yimou Lee HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have identified the southern province of Guangdong, home to Asia's biggest African population, as a frontline in their efforts to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from entering mainland China. The province bordering Hong Kong has proven susceptible to infectious diseases in the past, shouldering a large share of SARS and bird flu cases ...
Flu Vaccine: Give It A Shot?
EUGENE, Ore.– The Lane County Public Health Department is launching a big campaign to raise immunization rates in Lane County; in particular, the flu vaccine. It wants to raise it from the current 38% for adults to 50%. Doctors say this ambitious goal couldn’t have come at a better time. They are predicting this flu … Continue reading »
Two strains of flu found in Kanawha County
By Lydia Nuzum Influenza B and Influenza AH3 have been positively identified in the last two weeks, said Dr. Rahul Gupta, chief medical officer for the KCHD. Diagnoses of different strains of the virus are common during this time of year, he said, and added that getting a vaccine to prevent the flu is the most important means of combating the disease this time of year. "There's almost no excuse ...
More Marylanders seek flu shots amid Ebola outbreak
Call it the Ebola effect. A lot more Marylanders are volunteering for that shot in the arm that may protect them from the flu this year.
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.
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.
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
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 ...
WTO rules against India on restricting US chicken imports
Geneva (AFP) - The World Trade Organisation ruled Tuesday against India in a complaint brought by the United States concerning restrictions imposed over bird flu fears that halted poultry imports.

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