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Today's Headlines - 4/19/2014
Swine flu back in Delhi
Not just the common flu, H1N1 influenza or swine flu is also in circulation in the city.Recently, a 52-year-old man was diagnosed positive for the infection at Max Hospital in Patparganj.
Scientists say UK wasted £560m on flu drugs that are not proven
Britain stockpiled drugs for predicted bird flu in 2005 and swine flu in 2009 that independent scientists say are no cure The government has wasted half a billion pounds stockpiling two anti-flu drugs that have not been proved to stop the spread of infection or to prevent people becoming seriously ill, according to a team of scientists who have analysed the full clinical trials data, obtained ...
Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast
[...] wave of milder flu hitting Northeast Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the flu season started in December and peaked by mid-January, and most of the illnesses were swine flu.
Bird Flu Continues to Spread in N. Korea
North Korea has reported another outbreak of H5N1 bird flu at a chicken factory in the capital Pyongyang. The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) made the announcement in a report based on data provided by North Korea's Agriculture Ministry. According to the report, birds at a Pyongyang chicken factory began to die on March 27. Earlier this month, the North’s state media reported on an ...
Cousin of swine flu victim who died after giving birth takes on fundraising challenge for premature baby ward
THE COUSIN of a young mother who died of swine flu days after giving birth is taking on an extreme obstacle challenge to raise funds for the neonatal unit caring for her premature baby girl.
Wikipedia beats Google in helping researchers track flu season
By monitoring the number of times people look for flu information on Wikipedia, researchers may be better able to estimate the severity of a flu season, according to a new study. Researchers created a new data-analysis system that looks at visits to Wikipedia articles, and found the system was able to estimate flu levels in the United States up to two weeks sooner than the flu data from the ...
Swine Flu From 2009 Pandemic Also Struck Sea Otters: Study
Title: Swine Flu From 2009 Pandemic Also Struck Sea Otters: Study Category: Health News Created: 4/11/2014 2:36:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 4/14/2014 12:00:00 AM
CDC officials say a second wave of flu is causing widespread illness in 6 Northeast states
NEW YORK, N.Y. - A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast.
Japan Curbs Chicken Shipments Following Bird Flu Outbreak
Japan has curbed the shipment of almost 400,000 chickens in the Kumamoto prefecture in the south following the nation's first occurrence of bird flu in three years. The restrictions will be lifted in early May if the outbreak is contained, an Agriculture Ministry official, Yoshihiro Kawada, told Bloomberg. About 112,000 chickens will be slaughtered by local authorities on 14 April, media reports ...
Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast -
NEW YORK (AP) - A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast. Months ago, the flu season seemed to be winding down. But health officials on Friday reported widespread flu-like illnesses in six states.

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