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    CDC Announces Flu Epidemic in United States

    Last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned that the current 2014-2015 flu season could be severe based on early data. Now the CDC has announced that statistics released this week indicate that the influenza outbreak in the United States reached the epidemic threshold during the week ending on December 20. The […] More

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    CDC Warns of Potentially Severe Flu Season

    Early data suggests that the current 2014-2015 flu season could be severe, warns the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As a result of the prediction, the CDC has urged immediate vaccination with the flu shot or flu mist for all individuals still unvaccinated this flu season. The CDC also recommends prompt treatment with […] More

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    Premature Children at High Risk of Flu-Related Complications

    Current guidelines from the United States, United Kingdom, and World Health Organization (WHO) do not currently consider children born prematurely at high risk for flu-related complications. However, a new study calls the current guidelines into question after finding a great risk among premature children. Influenza, or the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by […] More