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Canadian data show that kids under 10 years may be especially vulnerable to the H1N1 strain.
The initial effectiveness investigations flagged a problem with the 2009 H1N1 vaccine virus in the inhaled version and drove improvement efforts.
An avian-like H1N1 virus that showed pandemic potential turned up often in Chinese swine.
The plan aims at providing clearer guidance on the timing of key actions like vaccinations.
Data from 5 flu seasons showed that 18% of people likely contracted flu, but only 23% got sick.
For a second straight week, most key indicators are down, and some have dropped 3 weeks in a row.
News of a severe ILI cluster in Texas parallels a dramatic flu rise—mostly from H1N1—in the region and nation.
An flu-like illness cluster has hospitalized eight people with severe infections, four of them fatal, and tests show 2009 H1N1 flu in one of the survivors.
Data show H1N1 deaths skewed toward young and reflect wide regional variance.
Studies show that antivirals up to 3 days after flu symptom onset can benefit, but their use is down in hospitalized kids.
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