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H1N1

The CDC is still urging people to get vaccinated. This flu season has been far harder than expected—thanks to the polar vortex creating ideal conditions in most of the country, and to H1N1 being the active strain this year (remember, there was an H1N1 pandemic a few years ago). Normally, flu vaccination campaigns are targeted […]

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H1N1 Wide Spread

January 20, 2014

Maybe it’s the cold snap, maybe it’s just bad luck, but the vast majority of the US is fighting against flu transmission right now, despite early promises of a mild flu season. The very young and very old are most at risk, but plenty of those in-between have had to call in sick at some […]

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Last year we had a very mild, very late flu season. This summer, however, there’ve been some scary mutations of bird and swine flu strains. Now, experts are reminding us that we’re due for another massive flu outbreak. Expect to see heavy advertising for the flu shot this year—it contains H1N1 (swine flu) which some […]

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Swine Flu Readily Mutating

September 12, 2012

This summer, a number of virological reports have raised concerns about new and potentially upcoming flu variations. As the old flu that readily spreads among humans, bird flu, swine flu, and “seal” (or dog) flu share genetic data, mutations are getting more common. A new study found that ferrets infected with different strains of swine […]

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This summer’s Flu news does not bode well for winter. With the outbreak of Swine Flu at the Indiana state fair, pork futures have taken a hit—people seem to be anticipating a bad year for Swine Flu (H1N1). Of course, Swine Flu is NOT spread through meat, especially if the meat is properly handled and […]

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