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Advanced Reading: Avian Flu in Humans

There’s evidence of bird flu infection in humans since 1997. Click here for the CDC article.

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Top 13 Flu Myths

Myths about the flu are everywhere. According to many experts, misconceptions and rumors about the flu are as hard to contain and as hard to fight as the virus itself.  “There are urban myths and rural myths about the flu,” says William Schaffner, MD, chairman of the department of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn. “Flu myths are everywhere.” Unfortunately, flu myths are common even among the people who should know better, like health care workers...

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Advanced Reading: How Influenza Pandemics Occur

In this article, you’ll read more about virus genetics and how epidemics occur. Click here to get to the CDC web site.

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Advanced Reading: Flu and Flu Vaccine

Learn how viruses mutate and what that means for flu shots. This link takes you to an article on the CDC web site.

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