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A new strain of flu for which there is no complete vaccine has made national headlines and created murmured concern locally after Pima County saw its first pediatric flu death since 2009.
(NAPSI)—According to a poll conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, 40 percent of Americans feel that they or their immediate family is at risk of getting Ebola. Yet with only a few confirmed cases of Ebola in the United States, the actual risk of contracting the disease is extremely low. In fact, other infections that don’t hit the same emotional hot buttons as Ebola—such as MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection, and even the common flu—pose much more of a risk than Ebola to the average American. So what is a rational response to the Ebola virus?
(BPT) - Tommy Kent was an average 19-year-old who loved life and surfing. When he developed flu-like symptoms, no one could have guessed that this otherwise healthy teen would enter the hospital at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve and lose his young life by 12:50 a.m. on Christmas to a disease called meningococcal meningitis.
Two types of environmental conditions – cold-dry and humid-rainy – are associated with seasonal influenza epidemics, according to an epidemiological study led by researchers at the National Institutes of Health's Fogarty International Center and involving the University of Arizona.