Flu

Yes, you got your flu shot … so why are you so sick?

Congratulations — you already got your flu shot. Except now you’re home sick … with the flu.<p>What happened?<p>Early indications show this year’s vaccine …

Public Health

Netherlands confirms highly pathogenic bird flu outbreak - OIE

PARIS: The Netherlands confirmed an outbreak of highly contagious bird flu in the Flevoland province that led to the culling of nearly 16,000 ducks, …

Public Health

Association of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D with influenza in case-control study nested in a cohort of Japanese employees. - PubMed

BACKGROUND & AIMS:<p>Several intervention studies have examined the effect of vitamin D supplementation on influenza or influenza-like illness, but …

Research

Flu Activity On The Rise In North Carolina: CDC

North Carolina has reported local flu activity, and the CDC said cases have been increasing nationwide since early November.<p>The United States can …

Public Health

How to prepare your child for cold and flu season

School can be an amazing part of a young child’s life, but it also exposes them to germs in a way that significantly increases the number of patients …

Public Health

There's still time to roll up your sleeve and get the flu shot

It’s not too late to get your flu shot.<p>A flu clinic is being offered today and Dec. 18 from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Regina Performing Arts …

Public Health

US flu season off to an early start; widespread in 7 states

(AP) — This year’s flu season is off to a quick start and so far it seems to be dominated by a nasty bug.Health officials say the flu vaccine seems …

Connecticut

Pelican deaths at Kokkarebellur: Report rules out avian influenza

Reports from the Institute of Animal Health and Veterinary, Biologicals, Bengaluru, have attributed the cause of death of spot-billed pelicans at …

Birds

More people in Alberta getting their flu shots than in years past

Alberta’s health minister said more people have received the flu shot so far this year compared to the same time in previous years.<p>Numbers from …

Public Health

Ohio seeing higher number of flu cases early in season

CLEVELAND-- The snowy, cold weather is helping usher in the flu season, which doctors say is getting an early start.<p>This year, hospitals across Ohio …

Cleveland

This year’s flu season is upon us—and it looks bad. Here’s what you should know | Ars Technica

New data suggests a particularly nasty flu type and a crummy vaccine this year.<p>The 2017-2018 flu season is off to an early start, potentially hitting …

Public Health

This Year's Flu Shot Is Not as Effective Against One of The Worst Strains, But You Should Still Get It

Here's what you need to know.<p>This year's flu vaccine may not be as effective at protecting people against one of the most common, nasty strains of …

Public Health

COLD VS FLU: How to tell the difference

Since 2010, the CDC estimates that the flu has resulted in between 140,000 and 710,000 hospitalizations each year in the United States.<p>It's important …

Health

Pelican death: Report rules out bird flu

Results of the samples collected from dead pelican at Kukkarahalli lake have tested negative for avian influenza.<p>The Southern Regional Disease …

Public Health

Bird flu: Dutch farmers ordered to keep poultry indoors

The Dutch government has ordered the country's farmers to keep all poultry indoors after bird flu was discovered at a duck farm.<p>Authorities issued …

Business

Poultry farmers told to keep their birds indoors due to bird flu outbreak

Dutch poultry farmers were told on Friday to keep their birds indoors following the discovery of a highly infectious variant of bird flu on a duck …

Netherlands

Price of eggs set to increase in wake of bird flu

JOHANNESBURG - The price of eggs is set to increase further after a significant jump in the past few months, owing to the outbreak of the Avian …

Bird Flu

Southern States Are Getting Hit The Hardest By The Flu This Year

It's shaping up to be an intense flu season.<p>It's officially flu season and a few southern states are getting hit especially hard—and early—this …

Public Health

Talking Evolution – The Challenge of Influenza – Part 2

In my previous post, I detailed the nature of the influenza virus and its impact on personal health. In this post, we’ll look at how and why this …

Public Health

Dutch reactions to Brexit deal; bird flu outbreak, pixies in a Drenthe wood and the final podcast of 2017

Dutch poultry farmers were told on Friday to keep their birds indoors following the discovery of a highly infectious variant... More ><p>A Dutch art …

Netherlands

2017 flu vaccine effectiveness – getting the facts straight

The upcoming flu season may be a rough one. A strain of the influenza A, H3N2, is showing up in small clusters of outbreaks throughout the USA. …

Public Health

America, it's time to get ready for the flu

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — the time when the flu makes its presence known in the United States.<p>You may not have given influenza much thought, but that’s OK — health officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been doing it for you. They say the virus had been …

Public Health

2017-18 Flu Season Is Looking Like a Bad One

Early signs suggest that this flu season is shaping up to be a severe one, predict experts from the National Institutes of Health’s National …

Public Health

Health officials warn flu vaccine only 10 percent effective this season

An especially rough flu season could be on the way and health officials say this year's flu vaccine may not be effective.<p>Health officials who study …

Public Health

Bird carcass removed, samples sent for tests in Mysuru

The carcass of the spot-billed pelican that was found floating in Kukkarahalli Lake was removed on Thursday.<p>Samples of the bird have been sent for …

Bird Flu

It's not too late to get your flu shot this season

If you haven't gotten your flu shot yet, it's not too late.<p>Oregon Health Authority begins tracking influenza cases the first week of October each …

Public Health

This 20-year-old woman died from the flu after two days — here's what happened

For many of us, the flu shot is something we try hard to get if we have the time. The flu is annoying, but in our eyes, it’s not life or death. …

Public Health

Flu vaccine may be only 10 percent effective this year, experts say

This year’s flu season may be rougher than usual, as early reports show the vaccine is only about 10 percent effective.<p>The vaccine may have been mismatched for the strains that are spreading this year, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine. This year’s vaccine is …

Public Health

We're all going to get the flu

Now is the time to stock up on cough syrup and ginger tea (although maybe not Tylenol). Reports from the Southern Hemisphere indicate that this …

Public Health

A mother got the flu from her children — and was dead two days later

The children were the first to get sick. They spent Thanksgiving with sore throats and chills and fevers. By the end of the long weekend, the adults …

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