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Swine Flu

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  • Maryland reports sixth death from swine flu

    Maryland health officials reported Thursday a sixth death associated with swine flu. Officials would not release details about the death, except to say it was an adult from the Washington suburbs with an underlying medical condition. As of last Friday,...
  • Swine flu claims the life of a child

    Swine flu claims the life of a child
    Destinee Alicia Parker was an aspiring artist who loved animals, Lil Wayne and scary movies. She and her two sisters were known as the "Parker Posse" at Montebello Elementary/Middle School. And although she was healthy, she died of swine flu Tuesday...
  • First shot at swine flu vaccine

    First shot at swine flu vaccine
    The first shipments of swine flu vaccine should start arriving in Maryland by Tuesday, but the initial batch will be so limited that the doses will be offered mainly to health care workers in hospitals and clinics, state health officials say. The state...
  • Parents uneasy about swine flu vaccine

    Parents uneasy about swine flu vaccine
    Alexandra McKinty will not be putting her 13-month-old in line for the swine flu vaccine. Madelyn, she says, has already had too many shots in her short life. And Loretta Jergensen of Parkville is worried that the vaccine wasn't adequately tested, so...
  • Prepping for the flu

    Prepping for the flu
    Tracey Haldeman is not taking any chances with her business being disrupted this flu season. So the president of Baltimore's Pinnacle Communications is providing an attractive incentive for her eight employees to get vaccinated for both the seasonal and...
  • Don't Fool With The Flu

    File under "N" for no coincidence: 1) This year's influenza season has hit the 18- to 64-year-old age group harder than in recent years. 2) According to the Centers for Disease Control, that age group tends to have the lowest vaccination rates. No...
  • Flu deaths in California rise to 302, but appear to be slowing

    Flu deaths in California rise to 302, but appear to be slowing
    The total confirmed deaths from the flu in California rose to 302 this week, as this year's flu season continues to wane.  Twenty-four flu deaths were confirmed Friday, a drop from late January and early February when an average 50 people died each...
  • Research inspired by swine flu wins $100,000 at Intel science fair

    Research inspired by swine flu wins $100,000 at Intel science fair
    A project that could point the way to a new class of drugs to treat influenza won the top prize Tuesday night at the Intel Science Talent Search, netting 17-year-old Eric S. Chen a cool $100,000. Chen, a senior at Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego,...
  • Virginia flu season winding down

    Virginia flu season winding down
    After more than two months of being on high alert for flu activity, Hampton Roads health systems have dropped the mask advisory for people visiting their facilities. Community masking helps to contain the spread of the virus, as vaccines are not 100...
  • Federico Campbell dies at 72; Mexican writer known for Tijuana stories

    Federico Campbell dies at 72; Mexican writer known for Tijuana stories
    Mexican author, journalist and essayist Federico Campbell, 72, died Saturday in a Mexico City hospital, according to a statement from the National Institute of Fine Arts. No cause was disclosed but, citing an interview with the author's son Federico...
  • Free flu shots available at 3 locations

    Free flu shots available at 3 locations
    The Orange County Health Department is offering free flu shots at three locations: * Thursday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Barnett Park, Dolphin Room, 4801 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando. * Friday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Renaissance...
  • Don't panic over West Nile Virus

    http://www.kidsdr.com Watching the late news last week, I discovered that I live in the zip code with the highest number of cases of West Nile Virus in the country, and sadly, two deaths. At the same time, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...