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MAR 26, 2015 - Health Canal

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Rare Genetic Mutations May Make Influenza Life-Threatening for Some

Rare genetic mutations that prevent infected cells from boosting the production of antiviral molecules known as interferons are responsible for a life-threatening case of flu in an otherwise healthy two-year-old girl, researchers have found.

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MAR 26, 2015 - Washington Times

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Delaware seeing record number of flu cases, deaths

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware health officials say the state is seeing a record number of influenza cases and deaths this flu season. Officials announced Thursday that there have been 2,309 lab-confirmed flu cases so far this season. That surpasses the 2,247 cases confirmed in the 2009-2010 H1N1 outbreak dubbed ...

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MAR 25, 2015 - Washington Times

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Poultry flock tests positive for low avian influenza strain

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Department of Agriculture says samples collected from a commercial turkey flock in southeast Kansas tested positive for low pathogenic avian influenza. The department said in a news release Wednesday that because this is a low pathogenic strain it will not issue a quarantine. KDA ...

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MAR 25, 2015 - Washington Times

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Kansas wild bird populations weathering avian influenza

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The wildlife disease coordinator in Kansas says wild bird population numbers appear unaffected by an outbreak of avian influenza. Shane Hesting of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism said Wednesday that Kansas has sent one wild goose suspected of having the disease for further ...

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MAR 24, 2015 - Washington Times

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Massachusetts farm cancels Easter egg hunt over bird flu

WENDELL, Mass. (AP) - A western Massachusetts farm has canceled its annual Easter egg hunt because of bird flu fears. Diemand Farm in Wendell says it doesn't want to risk humans passing the avian influenza virus to its chickens and turkeys during the hunt planned for Saturday. The event drew ...

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