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The Flu Epidemic Update... and What About Adenovirus?

Yup- the CDC upgraded the flu season in the US to epidemic. Where are the numbers? 

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The Medicine Chest

Flu Claims 27-Year-Old Fitness Trainer's Life

COLLEYVILLE (CBSDFW.COM) – The flu virus killed a 27-year-old man who friends say was the picture of health.

Jeremy Westerman coached health and fitness at 24-Hour Fitness, choosing a profession in personal training as a way to give back. 246 more words

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Progress on 'Universal' Flu Vaccine

The United States is in the grip of a tough flu season, and the current influenza vaccine is only partially effective. However, scientists say they’re getting closer to a “universal” … 477 more words

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Can my patient contract influenza more than once in a season?

It’s not common but reinfection with influenza can definitely occur, either due to the same viral strain, or due to a different one altogether.

One study reported influenza reinfection due to H1N1 in otherwise healthy patients within 12-20 days of the original infection after an apparent period of full recovery. 217 more words

5 False Alarm Alerts That Caused Absolute Chaos

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Since the beginning of human communication, we’ve seen countless moments of unexpected confusion and terror arise from both purposeful and accidental alarms set off amongst large populations. 30 more words

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New Machine Built To Sanitize Schools From Flu

WINTERSVILLE, OHIO (CBSDFW.COM) – The high number of flu deaths this winter have led some companies to take office sanitation to another level.

A southeastern Ohio company touts a new machine — the “Clorox 360” — to sanitize offices and classrooms. 153 more words

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