Tuesday, June 27, 2017

CDC Advisory Committee Recommends Universal Influenza Vaccine

A panel of immunization experts voted today (February 24, 2010) to expand the recommendation for annual influenza vaccination to include all people aged 6 months and older. The expanded recommendation is to take effect in the 2010 – 2011 influenza season. The new recommendation seeks to remove barriers to influenza immunization and signals the importance […]

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New Flu Vaccine Approved: Agriflu Seasonal Flu Vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved Agriflu for people ages 18 years and older to prevent disease caused by influenza virus subtypes A and B. Agriflu is not intended to protect against the 2009 H1N1 influenza. Agriflu, manufactured by Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics in Siena, Italy, was approved using the FDA’s accelerated […]

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Flu Symptoms: Seasonal and H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)

The symptoms for all flu, including H1N1 (Swine) flu, are similar. They include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, and chills. Warning SignsIf you have H1N1 flu, you should stay home, follow your doctor’s orders, and watch for signs that you need immediate medical attention. If you are taking care […]

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“Feed a Fever, Starve a Cold” and Other Common Cold Myths

We’ve all heard it before: “Bundle up or you’ll catch cold.” “Don’t kiss me, I have a cold.” Or “Feed a fever, starve a cold.” While many old adages have truth to them, not all are entirely accurate. Read about some of the common myths and misconceptions about the common cold.

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Influenza (Flu) Overview

Every winter, flu infects some 40 million Americans, costing the nation $928 million in medical expenses and $10.5 billion in lost school and work days. The worst cold might lead to bronchitis or a sinus infection. But for the elderly or those with asthma and other chronic respiratory conditions, flu can be fatal, progressing to […]

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Home Remedies for Flu

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The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccination each year. If you do come down with the […]

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Preventing Flu: Stay Healthy this Winter

Flu spreads through the air and you inhale the virus. Colds can also spread through the air, but flu spreads much more easily. “If you put a cold sufferer in a room full of people who are susceptible, several will catch the cold,” the CDC’s Nancy Arden says. “But if you put a person with […]

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Influenza (Flu) Symptoms

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The flu (influenza) is a respiratory illness. In general, flu is quite a bit worse than the common cold in terms of intensity of symptoms, and symptoms such as fever, body aches, extreme tiredness, and dry cough are more common. Colds are usually milder than the flu. People with colds are more likely to have […]

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