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Mar 23, 2009

Mar 23, 2009

Type B viruses rise as overall flu activity declines

(CIDRAP News) – The second week of March brought a slight decline in influenza activity across the country, with 30 states still reporting widespread cases, down from 35 states a week earlier, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Apr 06, 2009

Apr 06, 2009

PROMISING PRACTICES FOR PANDEMIC PLANNING Agencies build partnerships to dispense emergency medications

Editor's Note: CIDRAP's Public Health Practices online database showcases peer-reviewed practices, including useful tools to help others with their planning. This article is one of a series exploring the development of these practices. We hope that describing the process and context of these practices enhances pandemic planning.

Apr 10, 2009

Apr 10, 2009

Decline in US flu activity accelerates

(CIDRAP News) – The spring decline of US influenza activity picked up speed last week, when only four states still reported widespread flu activity, down from 13 a week earlier, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

Apr 30, 2009

Apr 30, 2009

Flu experts counter Biden's travel advice

(CIDRAP News) – Vice President Joe Biden today told Matt Lauer on NBC's "Today" show that he has advised his family not to fly on airlines or ride subways to avoid exposure to the swine flu virus, a message that goes well beyond the government's current travel advice for Americans to avoid nonessential trips to Mexico.


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