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Mar 19, 2012

Mar 19, 2012

Moderate flu activity persists in parts of US, world

(CIDRAP News) – Influenza activity remained elevated in Midwestern US states but elsewhere was at low levels, while some Northern Hemisphere countries reported moderate flu activity, according to the latest US and international reports.

Mar 19, 2012

Mar 19, 2012

CDC confirms flu with MRSA in Maryland cluster

(CIDRAP News) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed reports from Maryland officials that a recent cluster of four severe influenza cases in the state involved a seasonal H3N2 strain, complicated in at least two cases by drug-resistant bacterial infections.

The case cluster in a rural community involved an 81-year-old woman and three of her adult children; the mother and two of her children died.

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