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Feb 04, 2011

Feb 04, 2011

CDC says US flu activity heading higher

(CIDRAP News) – The United States saw increased influenza activity last week, as 30 states cited widespread flu and six pediatric deaths related to the illness were reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today.

Feb 04, 2011

Feb 04, 2011

UK details flu, invasive bacteria co-infections

(CIDRAP News) – A surveillance report from the United Kingdom yesterday confirmed earlier anecdotal reports of an increase in invasive bacterial infections in flu patients, noting that the spike was most notable for Streptococcus pyogenes, particularly in young adults.