Inside the Global Quest to Trace the Origins of COVID-19 —and Predict Where It Will Go Next
It wasn’t greed, or curiosity, that made Li Rusheng grab his shotgun and enter Shitou Cave. It was about survival. During Mao-era collectivization of the early 1970s, food was so scarce in the emerald valleys of southwestern China’s Yunnan province that farmers like Li could expect to eat meat only once a year–if they were lucky. So, craving protein, Li and his friends would sneak into the cave to hunt the creatures they could hear squeaking and fluttering inside: bats. Li would creep into the gloom and fire blindly at the vaulted ceiling, picking up any quarry that fell to the ground, while his companion...
Source: TIME: Health - July 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell/ Yuxi, Yunnan and Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Influenza A(H1N2) variant virus – Brazil
On 22 June 2020, the International Health Regualtions (IHR) Focal Point (FP) of Brazil shared a preliminary report with the Panamerican Health Organization, the WHO Regional Office for the Americas of a human infection withInfluenza A(H1N2) variant virus (A(H1N2)v). According to the report, the patient, a 22-year-old female, with no comorbidities, worked in a swine slaughterhouse in Ibipor ã Municipality, Paraná State, and developed an influenza-like illness on 12 April 2020. The patient initially sought medical care on 14 April and a respiratory specimen was obtained on 16 April as part of routine surveillan...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - July 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Scientists Say New Strain of Swine Flu Virus Is Spreading to Humans in China
A new study warns that the strain of H1N1, common on China ’s pig farms since 2016, should be “urgently” controlled to avoid another pandemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Ives Tags: China Pigs Swine Influenza Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Source Type: news

Swine Flu Strain Has Pandemic Potential: Study
An influenza virus identified in pigs in China has a concerning mix of genes, but experts say there is no way to know if it will evolve to be transmissible between humans. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 30, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

New Swine Flu Virus In China Has ‘Pandemic Potential,’ Here Are 7 Reasons Why
This influenza virus strain has been circulating among the swine population in China over the past several years and has infected some humans. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science Editors' Pick editors-pick business pharma Source Type: news

H1N1 Fast Facts
Read Fast Facts from CNN about the H1N1 influenza virus, also known as swine flu. There was a global outbreak which lasted from 2009 to 2010. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus can only be beaten if groups such as Sage are transparent and accountable | Richard Coker
The reaction to the 1976 swine flu outbreak in the US is a prime example of the dangers of scientific groupthinkCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEarlier this month in the Guardian, the Lancet editor, Richard Horton,suggested that“coronavirus is the greatest global science policy failure in a generation”. He recalled the many experts who have been predicting such a pandemic, some for decades, and argued that in the UK, “the experts – scientists who have modelled and simulated our possible futures – made assumptions that turned out to be mistaken.” If he is...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Richard Coker Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news UK news Source Type: news

We Need to Rethink Our Food System to Prevent the Next Pandemic
Once a dangerous new pathogen is out, as we are seeing, it can be difficult if not impossible to prevent it going global. One as contagious as SARS-CoV-2 has the potential to infect the whole of humanity. Eighty per cent of cases may be benign, but with such a large pool of susceptible hosts, the numbers who experience severe illness and die can still be shockingly high. So the only sensible answer to the question, how do we stop this from happening again, is: by doing all we can to prevent such pathogens infecting humans in the first place. And that means taking a long, hard look at our relationship with the natural world...
Source: TIME: Health - April 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura Spinney Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

What Pregnant Women Should Know About Coronavirus
The risks, so far, seem no greater than for anyone else, but the research is thin and only applies to later stage of pregnancy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Women and Girls Pregnancy and Childbirth Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Babies and Infants Quarantines Epidemics Swine Influenza Vaccination and Immunization SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Breastfeeding American College of Obstetric Source Type: news

Deep learning helps CT better quantify COVID-19
Conclusions […..............We demonstrate the anti-IAV activity of WEPO [Portulaca] and strongly recommend the use of WEPO, as an herbal regimen, to prevent and treat H1N1 infection at an early stage]   Advice to my patients:   If you wish you can use portulaca [as mother tincture in wintertime as it grows only as avegetable during the summer months]   Take 30-40 drops if you have/ had a flu, on top of everything else you are doing. [children: 1 year 1/4 dose,3 years 1/3 dose.7 years 1/2 dose,13 years 3/4 dose, between these ages interpolate, anyhow Portulaca is not toxic] Don't take in pregnancy wit...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Fact Check: Trump's Claims About His Response to the Coronavirus
The president inaccurately described travel restrictions he had announced, falsely blamed his predecessor for testing shortages and misstated the role Google was playing in mitigating the outbreak. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Qiu Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Trump, Donald J United States Politics and Government Tests (Medical) Epidemics Swine Influenza Telemedicine Medicine and Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service Source Type: news

World Health Organization Declares COVID-19 a ‘Pandemic.’ Here’s What That Means
The World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11 declared COVID-19 a pandemic, pointing to the over 118,000 cases of the coronavirus illness in over 110 countries and territories around the world and the sustained risk of further global spread. “This is not just a public health crisis, it is a crisis that will touch every sector,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, at a media briefing. “So every sector and every individual must be involved in the fights.” An epidemic refers to an uptick in the spread of a disease within a specific community. By contrast, the WHO defines a pand...
Source: TIME: Health - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

President Trump on Vaccines: From Skeptic to Cheerleader
He once blamed vaccines for autism. Now he ’s demanding the quick development of one for the coronavirus, but shows limited understanding of the science. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Autism Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Influenza Swine Influenza Measles Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

What Pregnant Women Should Know About Coronavirus
The risks, so far, seem no greater than for anyone else, but the research is thin and only applies to later stage of pregnancy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Pregnancy and Childbirth Babies and Infants Women and Girls Vaccination and Immunization SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Epidemics Swine Influenza Lancet, The (Journal) Zhang, Wei World Health Organizat Source Type: news

Will Warmer Weather Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus? Don ’t Count on It, Say Experts
As coronavirus continues to spread across the world, a simple solution has been repeated by some leaders: Warm summer temperatures will stop the outbreak in its tracks. U.S. President Donald Trump floated the idea that by April the coronavirus problem would solve itself. He told a crowd at a Feb. 10 rally in New Hampshire: “You know, in theory when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away, that’s true.” In Southeast Asia, officials in Indonesia have offered the warm climate as the reason that no cases have been diagnosed there. “Indonesia’s air is not like the air in China that is su...
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Source Type: news

What ’s in a Name? Why WHO’s Formal Name for the New Coronavirus Disease Matters
On Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an official name for the new coronavirus disease: COVID-19 — making sure not to reference Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the virus originated. COVID-19 stands for Corona Virus Disease 19. “Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatizing,” said Director-General of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “It also gives us a standard format to use for any future coronavirus outbreaks.” The WHO referenced guidelines set in 2015 that ensure the name does not refer to a geographical location, ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Should Bring Out the Best in Humanity
Pandemics are perversely democratic. They’re nasty, lethal and sneaky, but they don’t discriminate. No matter your age, ethnicity, religion, gender, or nation, you’re a part of the pathogenic constituency. That shared vulnerability, and the resulting human collectivism—a universal response to a universal threat—is newly and vividly evident in the face of the now-global outbreak of the novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV. As of writing, there have been over 30,000 diagnosed cases and over 630 related deaths. A virus that emerged in a single city, Wuhan, China—indeed, in a single crowded ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease Source Type: news

How Our Modern World Creates Outbreaks Like Coronavirus
“Everyone knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world,” observes Albert Camus in his novel The Plague. “Yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from a blue sky. There have been as many plagues as wars in history; yet plagues and wars always take people by surprise.” Camus was imagining a fictional outbreak of plague in 1948 in Oran, a port city in northwest Algeria. But at a time when the world is reeling from a very real microbial emergency sparked by the emergence of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, central China, his observations are as pertinent a...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Honigsbaum Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV health ideas Source Type: news

First childhood flu helps explain why virus hits some people harder than others
Why are some people better able to fight off the flu than others? Part of the answer, according to a new study, is related to the first flu strain we encounter in childhood.Scientists from UCLA and the University of Arizona have found that people ’s ability to fight off the flu virus is determined not only by the subtypes of flu they have had throughout their lives, but also by the sequence in which they are been infected by the viruses. Their study is published in the open-access journal PLoS Pathogens.The research offers an explanation for why some people fare much worse than others when infected with the...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

First childhood flu helps explain why virus hits some people harder than others
Editor ’s note: This news release was updated March 3 to include a new link to the study about COVID-19 and to reflect that the study has been accepted by the journal eLife. The release was previously updated Feb. 5 to include new comments from Professor James Lloyd-Smith about screening practices use d by public health officials. Why are some people better able to fight off the flu than others? Part of the answer, according to a new study, is related to the first flu strain we encounter in childhood.Scientists from UCLA and the University of Arizona have found that people ’s ability to figh...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Xenophobia ‘Is A Pre-Existing Condition.’ How Harmful Stereotypes and Racism are Spreading Around the Coronavirus
As 10-year-old Connor and a friend played one recent day at recess, they were approached by a group of boys wanting to play a game — testing the boys for coronavirus. Connor, who is half-Chinese, and his friend, also Chinese, played along at first, but Connor’s mother Nadia Alam tells TIME that they quickly became uncomfortable and that the other boys wouldn’t stop, she says. “In this instance, I honestly don’t think the kids who targeted my son acted out of malice,” Alam said in an emailed statement to TIME. “They were acting out the fear and ignorance around them. My son was upse...
Source: TIME: Health - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV onetime Source Type: news

Warning on post-Brexit antibiotic use
Scientists fear mass medication of livestock if the UK diverges from EU rules Related items fromOnMedica Doctors can help overcome ‘vaccine hesitancy’ NHS review recommends making childhood vaccination more 'convenient' for parents Point-of-care diagnostics needed to curb antimicrobial resistance Swine flu hits youngest most but mortality greatest in elderly Expert questions US advice on influenza vaccines (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Influenza | Medscape Influenza | Medscape
Review in-depth clinical information, latest medical news, and guidelines on influenza virus and H1N1. Review management of flu symptoms using flu treatment for swine flu, bird flu, and other types of influenza. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Influenza vaccine supply faces delays
Sanofi Pasteur says some surgeries may face supply delays of up to two weeks Related items fromOnMedica Measles cases triple in Europe but immunisation rates grow Doctors promise 'flu vaccine is on its way' Decision to give boys HPV jab will save thousands of lives BMJ report questions swine flu jab transparency Doctors to offer newly licensed flu vaccine (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Seven Cases of Swine Flu Confirmed
[Namibian] Seven cases of H1N1 influenza (swine flu) have been confirmed in Windhoek, with four patients hospitalised, health executive director Ben Nangombe said yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CDC Guidance for Swine Influenza Virus Infection CDC Guidance for Swine Influenza Virus Infection
Human infection with swine flu viruses can occur. Here's how to diagnose and treat swine flu.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Viruses of Special Concern
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 4/29/2019. This web page summarizes the novel influenza A viruses that are currently most concerning to public health officials. Virus types include A H5 viruses, A H7 viruses, A H9 viruses, and swine influenza/variant influenza A viruses. The page also links to a tool that assesses the potential pandemic risk posed by novel influenza A viruses. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Vicious, Untreatable Killer Leaves China Guessing
African swine fever, which harms pigs but not humans, has swept across the country, the world ’ s largest pork producer. And the government knows about only some of the cases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RAYMOND ZHONG and AILIN TANG Tags: Pigs Agriculture and Farming China Shandong Province (China) Livestock Diseases Politics and Government Pork Swine Influenza Epidemics Meat Source Type: news

Pandemics and Emerging Diseases
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Published: 3/28/2019. This web page provides pandemic influenza information in general, and specifically about 2009 H1N1 (Swine) Flu Virus (Biologics); Influenza Virus Vaccine, H5N1 (for National Stockpile); and Questions and Answers about H5N1 Influenza Virus Vaccine, manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur, Inc. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Superbugs, Anti-Vaxxers Make WHO ’ s List Of 10 Global Health Threats
(CNN) — From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy. Here’s a snapshot of 10 urgent health issues, according to the United Nations’ public health agency: Not vaccinating when you can One of the most controversial recent health topics in the US is now an international concern. “Vaccine hesitancy — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines — threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-prevent...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Local TV Source Type: news

Surveillance Report
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 2019. This five-page report is based on data on zoonotic influenza for 2017 retrieved from Epidemic Intelligence on May 18, 2018. No human cases of avian influenza were reported in the European Union/European Economic Area. Sporadic cases were reported from Africa and Asia. Influenza viruses A(H1N1)v, A(H1N2)v, and A(H3N2)v of swine origin caused human cases in Switzerland and the United States. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surveillance Report: Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017; Zoonotic Influenza
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 2019. This five-page report is based on data on zoonotic influenza for 2017 retrieved from Epidemic Intelligence on May 18, 2018. No human cases of avian influenza were reported in the European Union/European Economic Area. Sporadic cases were reported from Africa and Asia. Influenza viruses A(H1N1)v, A(H1N2)v, and A(H3N2)v of swine origin caused human cases in Switzerland and the United States. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Influenza A(H3N2) Variant Virus Outbreak at Three Fairs Influenza A(H3N2) Variant Virus Outbreak at Three Fairs
This report highlights the potential of variant influenza outbreaks associated with agricultural fair settings in the United States, especially after direct or indirect swine contact.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Translocation of a Stray Cat Infected with Rabies from North Carolina to a Terrestrial Rabies-Free County in Ohio, 2017
On July 24, 2017, the Ohio Department of Health was notified of a positive rabies test result from a domestic cat in Summit County, a county considered free from terrestrial rabies. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 25, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Rabies Rabies Vaccine Swine Influenza Variant Influenza Source Type: news

Influenza A(H3N2) Variant Virus Outbreak at Three Fairs --- Maryland, 2017
On September 17, 2017, the Maryland Department of Agriculture was notified by fair and 4-H officials of ill swine at an agricultural fair held September 14-17. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 25, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Swine Influenza Variant Influenza Source Type: news

Global Health: Over 80,000 Americans Died of Flu Last Winter, Highest Toll in Years
Among the dead were 180 babies, children and teenagers, more than in any year since the C.D.C. began tracking pediatric deaths. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Influenza Swine Influenza Vaccination and Immunization Winter (Season) Epidemics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

Namibia:No Swine Flu Outbreak in the Country - Masabane
[Namibia Economist] Despite five laboratory confirmed cases of Influenza A H1N1 cases having been reported in the country, the Ministry of Health and social Services this week, said there is no swine flue outbreak (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Five Test Positive for Swine Flu
[Namibian] THE Ministry of Health and Social Services yesterday announced that five people had tested positive for the H1N1 influenza virus, also known as swine flu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Swine Flu Confirmed in Rehoboth
[Namibian] THE Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed a case of the H1N1 influenza virus, also known as swine flu, at Rehoboth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Here ’ s what you should know about the flu season this year
This post has been updated. This year's flu season is turning out to be so intense that the number of people seeking care at doctors' offices and emergency rooms is almost as high as levels reported during the peak of the 2009-2010 swine flu pandemic, federal officials have said. It has already caused the most hospitalizations […]Related:Flu cases fall for the first time this awful influenza seasonCDC seeks new labs for bioterror pathogens to replace aging facilityCDC warns about salmonella infections traced to kratom (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu cases fall for the first time this awful influenza season
Flu activity is on the decrease for the first time in this fierce flu season, suggesting that the worst may be over, according to a federal health report released Friday. But the intensity of illness caused by the respiratory virus, the worst  since the swine flu pandemic of 2009-2010, continues to take its toll. Another […]Related:CDC warns about salmonella infections traced to kratomHere’s what you should know about the flu season this yearThis season’s flu vaccine is only 36 percent effective, but experts say you should still get it (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Nasal Flu Vaccine Is Set to Come Back Next Year. Here ’s What to Know About It
After a two-year hiatus, the nasal flu vaccine is set to return to doctors’ offices next year. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted 12 to 2 on Wednesday to return the nasal spray to the CDC’s list of recommended vaccines for the 2018-2019 flu season. Pending final approval from the CDC director, the vote would greenlight the spray for widespread use and compel insurance companies to cover it. The committee stopped short of explicitly recommending the nasal spray, however, and will instead let providers and patients decide if they’ll use it instead of traditional flu shots. There ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

The 2018 Flu Season Might Finally Be Leveling Off
(NEW YORK) — This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off. Health officials on Friday said about 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That’s no reason for health officials to celebrate yet: That level is among the highest in a decade. But it’s no worse than last week, and flu activity had been increasing each week since November. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report said the number of states reporting heavy flu patient traffic also held steady at 43. “I thought I was going to die,...
Source: TIME: Health - February 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe, Carla K. Johnson / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

This Flu Season Is Now the Worst in Years. Here ’ s Why.
The infection rate has surpassed that of 2009, during the swine flu epidemic. Rising hospitalizations portend a high death rate, health officials said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Influenza Epidemics Vaccination and Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States Source Type: news

Variant Influenza Virus Swine Flu Symptoms
Variant Influenza Virus (Swine Flu) Symptoms (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Georgia Teen Dies of the Flu Despite Initially Testing Negative
(ATLANTA) — A Georgia county coroner says a 15-year-old girl is the state’s first flu-related child death this season. Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk told news outlets that Kira Molina died Tuesday at an Atlanta hospital. He says the Newnan High School student had initially tested negative for the flu upon developing symptoms last week, but was found unresponsive on Sunday. She was hospitalized in Newnan and then airlifted to Atlanta. Hawk says Molina’s liver failed because of influenza A, not an acetaminophen overdose, referencing accounts from other media outlets. The Georgia Department of Public He...
Source: TIME: Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW flu georgia healthytime onetime Source Type: news

The Flu Killed 7 Children Last Week – but It’s Hitting Baby Boomers Even Harder
This year’s severe flu season brought at least seven more pediatric deaths in the past week – bringing the total to 37 so far this season. Baby Boomers, however, are among the hardest hit, with an unusually high rate of hospitalizations this year, according to CDC officials. “Baby Boomers have higher rates [of hospitalization] than their grandchildren right now,” CDC Influenza Division Director Dr. Dan Jernigan said during a call with reporters Friday. During a typical flu season, elderly adults see the highest rate of hospitalizations, followed by young children. But this year, Jernigan said, adult...
Source: TIME: Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized CDC flu season flu season 2018 healthytime influenza medicine onetime public health Source Type: news

Previous influenza virus exposures enhance susceptibility in another influenza pandemic
(McMaster University) New data analysis suggests that people born at the time of the 1957 H2N2 or Asian Flu pandemic were at a higher risk of dying during the 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic as well as the resurgent H1N1 outbreak in 2013-2014. And it is not the first time this has happened. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

H3N2 Virus in Swine at Fairs and Transmission to Humans H3N2 Virus in Swine at Fairs and Transmission to Humans
Human influenza A virus infections were reported after exposure to infected swine at agricultural fairs.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical Terrorists at Large! NMA panel suggests no American has the right to refuse experimental vaccinations and children must be held down by police while injected
(Natural News) Are you ready for your front door to be kicked in by a CDC swat team and your children to be held down at gunpoint while being injected with the latest experimental vaccines for anthrax, zika, ebola, HPV, measles, chicken pox, swine flu, influenza, and whatever else they think up this year? The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news