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No. Swine Flu Virus has Not Mutated

No evidence to suggest swine flu virus has mutated

According to the National Institute of Virology, there is no evidence to suggest that the swine flu virus that has hit India could have mutated. With several regions in India hit hard by the virus, there was a growing concern. ...

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Survey Reports Most Doctors Agree With Patients to Delay Vaccines

Most Doctors Give In to Requests by Parents to Alter Vaccine Schedules

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A large percentage of pediatricians and family physicians acquiesce to parents who intend to delay vaccination for their children, even though the doctors feel that this decision leaves the children more prone to measles, whooping cough and other diseases, finds ...

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Flu Vaccine Efficiency Drops Down to 18 Percent

Current flu vaccine is just 18 percent effective- CDC

The effectiveness of the current flu vaccine is down to 18 per cent from 23 per cent protection level according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s current report. The effectiveness of the current vaccine was even worst at ...

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Flu In Wisconsin Running Rampid

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  The influenza season in Wisconsin is now officially in full swing, with officials from the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) characterizing the flu outbreaks in the state as “widespread.” According to Ashland and Bayfield County Health Officers Cyndi Zach ...

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CDC Declares Flu Epidemic Due To Rise In Cases Across US

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Phoenix, Arizona – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared an influenza epidemic across the country after a significant rise in reported cases. To make this season worse, some of the cases being reported so far have ...

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Why Are We More Afraid Of Ebola Than The Flu? — ‘The Why’

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Welcome to the newest edition of The Why.  “Why are we more afraid of Ebola than the flu?” you ask? That’s a good question. It’s timely too. (Why do they call my effeminate friend Lucky Charms when he doesn’t eat ...

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Does the Cold Make Us Sick?

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We are smack in the middle of winter and cold weather has taken over much of the country. Did anyone know what a polar vortex was before this year? Could anyone imagine it would have been colder in Minnesota than ...

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