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1 HOUR AGO - Washington Times

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Health officials say flu season arrived early

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - State health officials say the Alaska flu season has arrived early. Dr. Michael Cooper of Alaska's infectious disease program says in an announcement that the state counted 345 cases of laboratory-confirmed influenza in October and 405 cases in November through Thursday. He says ...

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NOV 24, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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2 Children Test Negative for Ebola in Ohio

Two young children who were admitted to an Ohio hospital today after they developed fevers following a trip to West Africa have tested negative for Ebola, health officials said.Two sisters, ages 4 and 6, were taken to Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus early this morning after they showed signs of a fever, Jose Rodriguez, director of public affairs and communications ...

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NOV 24, 2014 - Health Canal

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Influenza estimated to kill about 400 New Zealanders each year

New Zealand has an average of 401 influenza-associated deaths each year according to estimates published for the first time. This is an average annual mortality rate of 10.6 per 100,000 population.

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NOV 20, 2014 - Health Canal

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After 40 years, the first complete picture of a key flu virus machine

If you planned to sabotage a factory, a recon trip through the premises would probably be much more useful than just peeping in at the windows. Scientists looking to understand – and potentially thwart – the influenza virus have now gone from a similar window-based view to the full factory tour, thanks to the first complete structure of one of ...

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NOV 18, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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WHO braces for bird flu spread in European poultry

The World Health Organization cautioned Tuesday that a new kind of bird flu hitting European poultry farms would spread among birds, after Britain confirmed its outbreak was of the same strain as in the Netherlands and Germany. Sweden meanwhile ordered farmers to keep hens and other poultry indoors "as a precaution", amid concerns that the highly infectious H5N8 strain is ...

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