flu

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H1N1 Mutates in India
Mar 22, 2015 | Colleen Nguyen

According to researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), samples of the H1N1 swine flu strain currently ravaging India indicate that...

Digital Disease Detection: Can Wikipedia Monitor Diseases Globally?
Jul 21, 2014 | Anonymous

For better or worse, the Internet has become the world’s number one source for health-related information. Think about it: how many times have you...

Digital Disease Detection: Using Social Media To Predict Flu Trends
Mar 11, 2014 | Elaine Nsoesie

It’s the season for coughing, sneezing, fever, sore throat and body aches. If you haven’t had the flu or another respiratory illness in the last five...

H1N1 in Oregon
Jan 14, 2014 | Naomi Nkinsi

As the polar vortex continues to bring frigid temperatures to many parts of the northeast, increasing reports of flu-related hospitalizations in...

Just the Vax, Please: Flu shots are for everyone - not just you.
Dec 2, 2013 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

Two out of five. When public health officials make their rounds to encourage everyone six months of age and older to get the flu vaccine this year,...

The Government has the flu. Do you, too?
Oct 11, 2013 | Steven Purcell

As most are aware, influenza or the ‘flu’ peaks dramatically in the fall and winter. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC...

Canine Influenza Numbers Increase in Maryland
Sep 3, 2013 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

Dog owners in Montgomery County, Maryland have been cautioned to look for signs of the highly infectious canine influenza virus. The warning comes...

There’s No Sneezing at Flu Costs
Feb 4, 2013 | Catherine Stecyk

Influenza—apart from physical discomfort— brings economic consequences, as well. Experts estimate that the overall cost of influenza to the...

Flu Widespread in 47 States
Jan 16, 2013 | Lauren Edmundson

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every state except California, Mississippi, and Hawaii, is reporting an outbreak of...

Flu Season Hits Early This Year
Dec 5, 2012 | Jane Huston

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed this week that the flu season has hit the United States early this year. In fact, it’s...

Prevent Flu This Season with Vaccines and Digital Tools
Oct 10, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

With the start of October, flu season has arrived, and the CDC has recommended that everyone six months of age and older get a vaccine before...

Ethnic Disparities in Flu Vaccine Coverage
Sep 13, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

Vaccine uptake has been a front-page issue over the past year, given the epidemic levels of whooping cough in some U.S. states and the upsurge of...

FDA Approves 2012-2013 Influenza Vaccine
Aug 15, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

Early this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its approval of vaccines for the 2012 – 2013 influenza season. In a post from last...