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Dec 29, 2017

Dec 29, 2017
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CDC: Flu rises sharply, now widespread in 36 states

Flu hospitalizations are also on the rise, with the highest levels in seniors, a pattern often seen in H3N2-dominant seasons.

Nov 06, 2015

Nov 06, 2015
Flu shot

US flu levels still low, with few global hot spots

More states are reporting their first cases and even deaths, but at the national level, flu levels remained low last week. 

Nov 11, 2014

Nov 11, 2014
Empty beds in Liberian Ebola treatment unit

MSF: Ebola rapid teams needed for Liberian hot spots

MSF says the outbreak is not over and calls for rapid response teams for hot spots.

Oct 09, 2014

Oct 09, 2014
Spain map

More airline screening, new Texas details in evolving Ebola situation

Canada, Britain announce enhanced screening, as officials in Spain probe how a health worker was infected.

May 05, 2014

May 05, 2014
Hospitalized woman

CDC: Don't take influenza B lightly in adults

A late-season "flu B" surge serves as a reminder that it can be severe in adults, as a recent study shows.

Feb 26, 2014

Feb 26, 2014
poultry market

Two new H7N9 cases as experts suggest H9N2 control

China reported two more H7N9 cases, as scientists said targeting H9N2 might prevent other novel avian flu viruses.

Feb 21, 2014

Feb 21, 2014
Influenza A viruses

Flu continues slow decline in US

US flu activity continues a slow decline, similar to Canada, while Europe shows mixed activity.

Feb 14, 2014

Feb 14, 2014
2009 H1N1 influenza virus

Flu hangs on in some states but declines overall

The CDC said flu is still hitting some states hard, but overall the disease continues to decline.

Jan 17, 2014

Jan 17, 2014
Boy sick in bed

US flu activity shows confusing pattern

Some influenza markers are down, others up, and regions are seeing widely varying case levels.

Dec 06, 2013

Dec 06, 2013
2009 H1N1 influenza virus

US flu activity still low, but creeping up

Influenza activity in the United States edged slightly higher during Thanksgiving week.

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