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Big Data and the Flu: How Wikipedia Can Track Influenza

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Monitoring flu-related Wikipedia hits may help scientists estimate the severity of a flu season, according to a new study. Read More
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Sea otters can get the flu, too: Human H1N1 pandemic virus infected Washington State sea otters

Posted by External 14 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Northern sea otters living off the coast of Washington state were infected with the same H1N1 flu virus that caused the world-wide pandemic in 2009, according to a new study. The researchers discovered antibodies for the 2009 H1N1 flu virus in blood samples from 70 percent of the sea otters studied. None of the otters were visibly sick, but the presence of antibodies means that the otters were pr Read More
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Flu Vaccine Cuts Hospitalization Risk For Kids, CDC Says

Posted by External 27 days ago General
http://feedproxy.google.com — Vaccines cut the risk of life-threatening influenza in children by three quarters during the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 flu seasons in the United States, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. Read More
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Data Fail! How Google Flu Trends Fell Way Short

Posted by External 41 days ago General
http://feedproxy.google.com — Big Data has amazing potential for public health and social sciences, but Google's attempts to track the flu via online search terms have met with some challenges. These problems highlight the pitfalls of Big Data for social science. Read More
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First Death from New H10N8 Bird Flu Reported

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http://feedproxy.google.com — An elderly woman in China is the first person known to have died from a strain of bird flu called H10N8, according to a new report of the case. Read More
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H7N9 Bird Flu Cases Rise in Winter

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Cases of H7N9 bird flu have spiked in recent weeks with the arrival of flu season. Read More
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Flu Season is Here, CDC Says

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Flu season is officially here, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More
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Flu Vaccine May Work Better in Women

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Flu Vaccine May Work Better in Women Read More
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