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JUL 17, 2014 - Fox News

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Antibiotics may have been wrongly prescribed for influenza, CDC finds

During the 2013 flu season, more people needed antiviral medications than got them, and meanwhile, antibiotics were inappropriately given to a large proportion of patients with influenza (a viral disease that is not helped by taking antibiotics), according to a new study.

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JUL 16, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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US health chief admits 'pattern' of safety failures

The chief of the US government's top public health agency acknowledged a pattern of safety errors Wednesday after dangerous mixups in the handling of influenza and anthrax. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged five incidents over the past decade -- two of them in recent months -- in which workers shipped anthrax, flu, botulism and a ...

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JUL 16, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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US health chief faces Congress over flu, anthrax mixups

The chief of the US government's top public health agency is to testify in Congress Wednesday over a series of dangerous mixups in the handling of influenza and anthrax. Tom Frieden, who leads the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is expected to face tough questions from the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations at the hearing, ...

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JUL 16, 2014 - Health Canal

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JUL 15, 2014 - Health Canal

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UW’s important influenza research conducted safely

The UW-Madison Influenza Research Institute (IRI) has been safely conducting important influenza research since its opening at Research Park in 2008. However, press accounts of the results of recent studies as well as a biosafety incident at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta have brought IRI into the news.

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