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Jan 25, 2013

Jan 25, 2013

CDC sees mixed flu picture, remaining threat for seniors

(CIDRAP News) – Deaths from pneumonia and flu in the United States rose sharply last week, with a rise in hospitalizations that continues to hit older people the hardest, though other disease indicators showed declines, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

Jan 18, 2013

Jan 18, 2013

Flu sending many elderly to hospitals, CDC says

(CIDRAP News) – This year's edition of influenza is hitting the elderly hard, putting many in hospitals, even as overall flu activity is showing signs of slowing down, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.

Jan 16, 2013

Jan 16, 2013

CDC says no worrisome flu patterns in kids, vaccine readily available

(CIDRAP News) – Despite the early start to the flu season and widespread activity in most states, no unusual disease patterns have emerged among children, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday.

In a separate update, the agency said that, in spite of spot shortages, most providers still have flu vaccine doses to administer.

Jan 15, 2013

Jan 15, 2013

Report: Preparedness steps hedge against busy flu seasons

(CIDRAP News) - Low demand for flu vaccine in previous years could limit the supply of vaccine, leaving the nation unprepared for a year when levels are higher, according to a new analysis of flu vaccine trends and policies by Trust for America's Health (TFAH), a nonprofit health advocacy group based in Washington, D.C.

Jan 14, 2013

Jan 14, 2013

New York declares emergency to channel flu resources

(CIDRAP News) – New York's governor has declared a health emergency to funnel more resources to battle high levels of flu activity, including an executive order that temporarily allows pharmacists to vaccinate children younger than 18 years old.

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