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2014-01-16 00:21:55

Urgent Care centers offering front line perspectives on this year's flu season. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- MD Now Medical Centers, a leading provider of urgent care services in Florida today announced its 2013-2014 flu outlook. MD Now Urgent Care has treated patients with influenza and influenza-like illness throughout its many Urgent Care Centers in South Florida. The numbers of those treated rose during the month of December and expectations are that the...

H1N1, Seasonal Flu Spreading Across South-Central US
2013-12-28 08:14:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online The number of US states reporting widespread seasonal flu activity has more than doubled in the last week, and the H1N1 swine flu is the predominant strain of influenza in the south-central part of the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday. According to CNN’s Ashley Hayes, the states that are reporting an increase in flu activity being experienced in over 50 percent of their counties or...

2012-08-30 10:18:37

Health care and advocacy groups join to protect children most vulnerable to influenza A disproportionately high number of children with neurologic disorders died from influenza-related complications during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, according to a study by scientists with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report in the journal Pediatrics underscores the importance of influenza vaccination to protect children with neurologic disorders. CDC is joining with the American Academy...

Swine Flu Spreading Through Contact With Infected Animals At Fairs
2012-08-09 09:27:09

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have warned that anyone attending state fairs this year should use caution when visiting pig enclosures due to a new strain of swine flu that is passing from mammals to humans. Initial reports stated that 29 cases of the new strain had affected people since the beginning of the year. But in the past week more than 30 cases have been reported in Ohio alone, all from...

2012-01-25 07:05:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A quarterly research report from the Longitudinal Study of American Youth, The Generation X Report, shows one in five adults in their late 30s received a flu shot during the 2009-2010 swine flu epidemic. Survey data was collected from 3,000 young adults from 36-39 years old during the 2009-2010 epidemic. The survey questions how the participants obtained their knowledge on the issue and what they did to protect themselves. Author of the Generation X Report, Jon D....

2012-01-24 11:36:31

Only about one in five young adults in their late 30s received a flu shot during the 2009-2010 swine flu epidemic, according to a University of Michigan report that details the behavior and attitudes of Generation X. But about 65 percent were at least moderately concerned about the flu, and nearly 60 percent said they were following the issue very or moderately closely. Using survey data collected from approximately 3,000 young adults during the 2009-2010 H1N1 influenza...

CDC Confirms New Swine Flu Strain
2011-11-26 05:28:29

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed three cases of a new flu virus that originated in pigs. The CDC said that it has counted a total of 18 cases of this new swine flu strain, which is known as S-OtrH3N2, in the past two years. William Schaffner, a professor at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and spokesman for the Infectious Diseases Society of America, told USA Today that this suggests the flu is not spreading quickly or easily. The Iowa...

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2011-02-01 11:36:32

Boys predominantly pass on flu to other boys and girls to girls, according to a new study of how swine flu spread in a primary school during the 2009 pandemic, published Jan. 31 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The results also suggest that flu transmission is most intensive between children of the same class, but that sitting next to an infected person does not significantly increase a child's risk of catching flu. The data will help researchers to model how...

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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...

2010-12-06 00:00:36

Influenza cases are now being reported in Palm Beach County by MD Now Urgent Care Centers. In response to this recent increase in cases, MD Now Urgent Care is providing $10 seasonal influenza vaccine's for its patients. Seasonal Flu shots are being given on a walk-in basis at all MD Now Urgent Care Center locations throughout Palm Beach County, Florida, including Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington and Palm Beach Gardens urgent care...