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Dog Flu Outbreak: What You Need to Know

Posted by External 41 days ago General — The outbreak of flu that has sickened thousands of dogs in the Midwest is a new strain that likely came from Asia, experts say. Read More
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Flu Hospitalizations Soar Among Older Adults, Report Finds

Posted by External 84 days ago General — This flu season has been particularly severe for older adults, with the highest rate of hospitalizations among this age group in a decade. Read More
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Kids Get Flu Every 2 Years, Adults Twice a Decade

Posted by External 86 days ago General — Children get the flu more often than adults do, a new study finds. Kids typically catch the flu once every two years, whereas adults over age 30 get the flu about twice a decade, a study of people living in China found. Read More
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Flu Shot May Give You a Boost Against Bird Flu

Posted by External 100 days ago General — The seasonal flu vaccine may provide a bit of protection against a strain of bird flu virus, a new study suggests. Read More
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Staying Home & Watching TV May Reduce Flu Spread

Posted by External 126 days ago General — The urge to stay home and watch TV during a flu epidemic may not be such a bad idea, new research finds. Read More
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Flu Shot This Year Provides Weak Protection

Posted by External 132 days ago General — This year's flu vaccine is not very effective at preventing the flu, particularly among adults, according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More
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Anti-Flu Meds Are Especially Important This Flu Season, CDC Says

Posted by External 138 days ago General — This flu season is severe and health officials are urging people who become sick with the flu to consider using antiviral flu medications. Read More
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Flu at the zoo and other disasters: Experts help animal exhibitors prepare for the worst

Posted by External 215 days ago General — Here are three disaster scenarios for zoo or aquarium managers: one, a wildfire lunges towards your facility, threatening your staff and hundreds of zoo animals. Two, hurricane floodwaters pour into your basement, where more than 10,000 exotic fish and marine mammals live in giant tanks. Three, local poultry farmers report avian influenza (bird flu) in their chickens, a primary source of protein Read More
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