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Jan 06, 2011

Jan 06, 2011

Amid flu surge, UK taps H1N1 vaccine stockpile

(CIDRAP News) – In the face of localized shortages of seasonal influenza vaccine and rising cases and deaths, British health officials told doctors today that they can use stockpiled monovalent 2009 H1N1 vaccine to immunize high-risk patients, according to media reports.

Jan 07, 2011

Jan 07, 2011

CDC gives mixed report on US flu activity

(CIDRAP News) – US health officials today gave a mixed report on influenza activity for last week, saying overall activity decreased slightly but more states reported widespread flu than the week before.

In Europe, meanwhile, flu activity increased in several countries, and the United Kingdom and Denmark reported high flu circulation, according to the World Health Organization's (WHO's) European Regional Office.

Jan 18, 2011

Jan 18, 2011

Chan warns about anti-vaccine views as WHO board meets

(CIDRAP News) – In opening the World Health Organization's (WHO's) executive board meeting yesterday, the head of the WHO cited anti-vaccine sentiments as a worrisome trend that may be very difficult to change.

Jan 18, 2011

Jan 18, 2011

Northern Hemisphere countries show steady rise in flu

(CIDRAP News) – Flu activity is increasing in many of the Northern Hemisphere's temperate-zone countries, with influenza B cocirculating with the 2009 pandemic H1N1 virus across Europe and teaming up with influenza A (H3N2) in the United States and Canada, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its latest update.

Jan 21, 2011

Jan 21, 2011

US indicators show flu activity increasing

(CIDRAP News) – Flu in the United States picked up last week, increasing its geographic impact and sending more people to doctors' offices, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.

Jan 28, 2011

Jan 28, 2011

US flu picking up pace; global activity mixed

(CIDRAP News) – Influenza activity in the United States last week increased in intensity and extent, sending more people to doctor's offices, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.

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