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Worst flu season to lift U.S. hospital operator results

Worst flu season to lift U.S. hospital operator results

Published 01/03/2018

(Reuters) - One of the most severe flu seasons in the United States this past decade is proving to be a shot in the arm [more…]

U.S. officials warn ‘intense’ flu season to continue, urge shots

U.S. officials warn ‘intense’ flu season to continue, urge shots

Published 16/02/2018

Adults who get a flu shot are 36 percent less likely to get the disease, while for children the figure was an unexpectedly high 59 percent, U.S. health officials said on Thursday, predicting that the current "intense" season could continue for weeks. [more…]

U.S. flu outbreak worsens- hospitalizations highest in nearly a decade

U.S. flu outbreak worsens- hospitalizations highest in nearly a decade

Published 03/02/2018

Emergency room nurse Christine Bauer treats Joshua Lagade of Vista, California, for the flu as his girlfriend Mayra Mora looks on in the emergency room [more…]

Florida nurse’s choice words to avoid flu: ‘Wash your stinking hands’

Florida nurse’s choice words to avoid flu: ‘Wash your stinking hands’

Published 03/02/2018

A Florida nurse has offered some frank advice for people whose lax hygiene is contributing to a deadly flu outbreak, including "wash your stinking hands!" [more…]

Flu still widespread in U.S., worst season since 2014/2015: CDC

Flu still widespread in U.S., worst season since 2014/2015: CDC

Published 26/01/2018

A homeless person is flu vaccinated as she registered to enter as transitional camp area for homeless people at the city's works yard in San [more…]

CDC’s flu tracking program to continue if U.S. government shuts down

CDC’s flu tracking program to continue if U.S. government shuts down

Published 20/01/2018

A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell/File PhotoCHICAGO (Reuters) - The [more…]

Google venture arm backs UK universal flu vaccine company

Google venture arm backs UK universal flu vaccine company

Published 15/01/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - A private British company developing a vaccine that would be the first in the world to fight all types of flu has [more…]

Oxford team to test universal flu vaccine in world first

Oxford team to test universal flu vaccine in world first

Published 03/10/2017

A seasonal flu vaccine that would be the first in the world to fight all types of the virus is to be tested in a two-year clinical trial involving more than 2,000 patients by researchers in Oxford. [more…]

Hard to detect, China bird flu virus may be more widespread

Hard to detect, China bird flu virus may be more widespread

Published 17/02/2017

A quarantine researcher checks on a chicken at a poultry farm in Xiangyang, Hubei province, China, February 3, 2017. Picture taken February 3, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

Bird flu infection rates on Chinese poultry farms may be far higher than previously thought, because the strain of the deadly virus that has killed more than 100 people this winter is hard to detect in chickens and geese, animal health experts say.

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