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Cold, Flu, & Cough Health Center

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  1. CDC: Few Serious Reactions After Swine Flu Vaccine

    Dec. 4, 2009 - Serious reactions after receiving the H1N1 swine flu vaccine are rare and not significantly higher than those seen from the seasonal flu vaccine, according to a briefing at the CDC today. Director Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH, presented preliminary safety data and confidence that the H1N1

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  2. Spike in Bacterial Infections With Swine Flu

    Nov. 25, 2009 -- "A worrisome spike" in severe bacterial infections is complicating H1N1 swine flu cases, the CDC warned today. Denver and nine other cities where CDC conducts intensive surveillance are seeing a tripling of cases of severe, life-threatening bacterial infections -- including pneumoni

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  3. H1N1 Swine Flu Wave Peaking in U.S.?

    Nov. 20, 2009 - The current wave of the H1N1 swine flu pandemic may have peaked in the U.S., new CDC figures suggest. A lot of people are still coming down with H1N1 swine flu. New cases -- as measured by the number of health care visits by people with flu symptoms -- remain epidemic in every part o

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  4. Vicks Nasal Spray Recalled

    Nov. 20, 2009 - Procter & Gamble has recalled some 120,000 bottles of Vicks Sinex nasal spray because of possible bacterial contamination. Three lots of the product are affected. The recalled products were distributed in about equal amounts, nationwide, in the U.S., the U.K., and Germany. The contam

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  5. Seasonal Flu Vaccine May Cut Swine Flu Risk

    Nov. 20, 2009 - People who got last year's seasonal flu vaccine are at lower risk of H1N1 swine flu illness -- particularly severe disease, a study of U.S. military personnel shows. Overall, getting a seasonal flu shot or sniff cut the risk of swine flu by 45%. It cut the risk of getting a normal ca

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  6. 22 Million Cases of Swine Flu in U.S.

    Nov. 12, 2009 -- H1N1 swine flu has killed more than 4,000 Americans -- perhaps as many as 6,000, the CDC now estimates. Shockingly, 14 million to 34 million U.S. residents -- the CDC's best guess is 22 million -- came down with H1N1 swine flu by Oct. 17, the six-month anniversary of the beginning o

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  7. How to Get H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine

    Nov. 6, 2009 - You can get your H1N1 flu vaccine, but it will take perseverance, patience, and priority status. Priority goes to people at risk of severe flu if they catch the H1N1 swine flu bug: Pregnant women People who live with or care for infants younger than 6 months of age Health care workers

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  8. H1N1 Swine Flu Deadly in All Age Groups

    Nov. 3, 2009 - H1N1 swine flu isn't always severe, but when it's bad, it's really bad. Patients hospitalized with pandemic flu have an 11% fatality rate, data from California suggest. The pandemic flu bug is far more likely to strike younger people. But when people aged 50 and older get hospitalized

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  9. Swine Flu Study on N95 Masks Retracted

    Nov. 2, 2009 (Philadelphia) -- N95 masks may be no better than ordinary disposable surgical masks at preventing the flu, after all. The same researchers who reported in September that only N95 masks offer significant protection against flu now say a reanalysis of their data shows that just isn't tru

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  10. Swine Flu Vaccine Protects Pregnant Women

    Nov. 2, 2009 - Pregnant women safely get "robust" protection from one dose of the H1N1 swine flu vaccine; but children under age 10 really need two doses, NIH studies show. The findings are straight-from-the-clinic data from ongoing studies funded and coordinated by the National Institute of Allergy

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