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2013-01-17 23:02:28

Flu shot vaccinations are limited in the valley. West Valley Urgent Care is encouraging residents to get their flu shots immediately; it's not too late. Glendale, AZ (PRWEB) January 17, 2013 The flu season hit hard this year in the United States with a total of 41 out of 47 states, including Arizona, already classified in the highest category possible; widespread. West Valley Urgent Care believes that influenza will only become worse since Arizona doesn´t typically see its peak in flu...

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2010-12-12 07:50:00

Health officials said Saturday that the H1N1 swine flu virus has returned to Britain, leaving 10 people dead in the last six weeks. Britain's Health Protection Agency said that the 10 deaths occurred in adults over the age of 65, most of whom had underlying health issues. "Over the last few weeks, we have seen a rise in the number of cases of seasonal flu both H1N1 (2009) and flu B in the community," Professor John Watson, head of the HPA's respiratory diseases department, said in a...

2010-07-14 15:23:46

Over half of UK swine flu hospital admissions and inpatient deaths occurred in people with no underlying health problems or obvious risk factors, research at the University of Liverpool has found. The data back up the Government's policy of prioritising pregnant women, the under-fives, and those with long-term respiratory problems for vaccination against swine flu.  But they also suggest that everyone with asthma might benefit from vaccination, not just those with severe disease, and...

2010-03-20 11:09:25

Research: Critical illness due to 2009 A/H1N1 influenza 2009 in pregnant and postpartum women: Population-based cohort study Pregnant women in Australia and New Zealand who had swine flu were 13 times more likely to be admitted to hospital with a critical illness, according to research published on bmj.com today. The authors conclude that 11% of mothers and 12% of babies died as a result of being admitted to intensive care with swine flu. However they emphasise that given the small numbers...

2009-11-19 10:51:00

Effort Aims to Educate Travelers about H1N1 ATLANTA, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every holiday season, millions of Americans travel through the nation's airports, seaports, and train stations to spend time with loved ones. Special holiday get-togethers - and traveling itself - bring people close together but also provide an ideal way for illness to spread. To help travelers avoid the flu this holiday season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today launched its largest...

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2009-07-21 09:45:00

Since the initial outbreak in April, the swine flu virus has claimed over 700 lives "“ possibly forcing the closure of schools in order to slow its spread. The announcement was made on Tuesday by the World Health Organization (WHO), whose death toll was at 429 two weeks ago. They also said that national health authorities would be the ones to decide what measures would be taken in the effort to slow the spread of the new strain. According to a statement made by British researchers...

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2009-07-15 13:25:00

A vaccine to contend with the mounting swine flu pandemic is not going to be readily available for months as the death toll from the virus increases, according to a statement made by the world's top health official on Wednesday. World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan made the comments after Australia and Japan reported a surge in cases of the A(H1N1) virus, and Argentina experienced a sharp increase in the number of deaths from 94 to 137 in just three days. "There's no vaccine. One...

2009-07-08 22:23:59

Minnesota health officials confirmed Wednesday afternoon two deaths in the Twin Cities area were attributed to swine flu. The health officials told the Minneapolis Star Tribune one was an elderly person who had underlying medical problems and had been hospitalized. The second was a child with an extensive bacterial infection in addition to the H1N1 virus. These deaths bring to three the number of swine flu deaths in Minnesota, the health officials said in a release. The latest statistics...

2009-07-06 10:38:08

The National Health Service in London says a 9-year-old girl has become the fifth swine flu sufferer to die in the United Kingdom. An unidentified NHS London spokesman confirmed the young London girl, whose identity was not reported, had significant underlying health problems in addition to having the H1N1 influenza virus, the BBC reported Monday. The girl's death during the weekend followed the death last week of a 19-year-old London man who also had the swine flu and underlying health...

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2009-06-22 14:13:57

The World Health Organization reported on Monday that the H1N1 virus has now infected over 52,000 people in 100 countries, leading to 231 dead since late March. The UN health agency announced on Friday that an extra 7,873 cases and 51 more deaths have been added to the tally since the last toll. The U.S. was the leader of the countries that have seen the most dramatic increases in cases of the swine flu virus. In the U.S. alone there were an extra 3,594 cases added to the 21,449 infections...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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