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Biopiracy and Vaccines: Indonesia and the WHO Pandemic Influenza Plan

by Mariah Tso

Viral sample sharing plays a vital role in preparing pre-pandemic vaccines. However, such efforts to fight diseases raise key moral questions. In 2007, competing paradigms between developed and developing nations led Indonesia to briefly stop sharing viral samples of influenza strains with the World Health Organization (WHO). 1,006 more words


Number of Minnesota schools with flu outbreaks surges; 2nd child death reported

The number of Minnesota schools reporting flu outbreaks jumped from 19 to 203 in a week, according to the Health Department.

The surge was reported in the department’s… 384 more words


Mucus - is it our friend or foe?

It’s interesting to read various conventional, medical reports on mucus and find different answers. They all agree that mucus is our friend – unless we are really sick and overproducing it to the point we can’t breathe. 621 more words

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271 Minnesota Schools Have Reported Flu Outbreaks

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials are reporting a surge in flu outbreaks at schools and long-term care facilities.

Through the end of last week, 203 new schools reported outbreaks, compared with 19 the previous week. 91 more words


The Flu Shot: Amarillo's Flu Problems

Causal relations take a while to figure out when they are complex, and the Flu shot’s reputation spirals down every few minutes from trails of misinformation or misunderstanding. 560 more words

Battling School Sickness

St. Paul the Apostle school in Davenport has seen a drastic spike in illness. Today, at their holiday party, students spread gifts and cheer, but earlier this week sickness was spreading. 223 more words


Ga., S.C. schools see flu cases rise

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) — A Georgia school system has temporarily shut its doors due to increased instances of influenza, officials reported this week.

In northwest Georgia, Polk County shut down schools for the remainder of the week. 154 more words