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Record number of British Columbians vaccinated this flu season

A record 1.4 million doses of vaccine have been distributed in B.C. since November 2013, with a 74 per cent effectiveness rate against the predominant H1N1 strain. 168 more words


Five more London-Middlesex deaths attributed to influenza

Five more people died between April 14 – 20 due to flu, reports the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU).

What has already been an unusually long flu season for the region show no signs of abating even as the calendar nears May. 126 more words


Flu Season vs Tax Season

Flu season. So many of us hear those words and we shudder. They evoke certain feelings and conjure up memories of sleepless nights, cold and hot sweats, trips to the doctor’s office, ear infections, prescriptions, etc. 163 more words


Red Ginseng and Influenza

Ginseng Can Treat And Prevent Influenza And Respiratory Virus, Researcher Finds


Ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages, according to research findings by a scientist in Georgia State University’s new… 511 more words


Public Health and Culture in Butte - Pt. 2

Many of Butte’s citizens refused to obey authorities’ orders, and much of that attitude stemmed from the city’s unique history and settlement. Most of Butte’s residents depended upon the mining industry, which followed cyclical “boom and bust” periods and was semi-permanent. 1,056 more words


South Australians urged to get vaccinated after surge in flu cases reported

ABC News 21 April 2014

South Australia has reported a spike in influenza cases, prompting Health Minister Jack Snelling to urge people to get vaccinated. 29 more words


Public Health in the News - April 20, 2014


  • new British study has found that paying heroin addicts $50 each to have a series of three injections in a month was very effective in getting them fully vaccinated against hepatitis B.
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