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SEP 09, 2014 - Washington Times

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Time to start thinking about the flu vaccine

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Get ready for flu season: New Hampshire health officials have announced the first positive influenza test result identified in the state public health laboratories. That means the influenza virus is out and about. The Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging residents to ...

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SEP 07, 2014 - MedPage Today

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One Dose of Flu Drug Shortens Fever

WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- A single dose of an investigational influenza drug, peramivir (Rapivab), was able to reduce the duration of fever and viral shedding, researchers said here.

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SEP 05, 2014 - MedPage Today

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Flu Vax Safe, Effective in Pregnant Women

(MedPage Today) -- Influenza vaccination was immunogenic in pregnant women with and without HIV, researchers reported.

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SEP 04, 2014 - Health Canal

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Avian influenza virus isolated in harbor seals poses a threat to humans

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital-led study found naturally acquired mutations in the avian H3N8 flu virus allow the infection to spread in mammals via respiratory droplets; human immunity to the virus is lacking

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SEP 04, 2014 - Fox News

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Flu shots effective in pregnant women, whether or not they are infected with HIV

Tests conducted in 2011 and 2012 show that the influenza vaccine effectively prevents flu infections in pregnant women, whether or not they are infected with HIV.

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