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What You Need to Know About The Flu Vaccine

This year’s annual flu shot will offer protection against H1N1 flu (swine flu) virus, in addition to two other influenza viruses that are expected to be in circulation this flu season.   A vaccine that protects against four strains of the virus will also be available, as will a high-dose flu vaccine for adults age 65 and older.   As you can see there are many different flu vaccines and the general population believes that there...

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Why Is Influenza Worse Than Ebola

Despite the heavy media coverage and widespread concern surrounding the Ebola virus, Americans face a more serious health threat — influenza or as what we like to call it the Flu. “It’s complicated. It’s exotic. It’s something you hear about on the news every day,” said Dr. Edward Waltz, director of the Center for Public Health Preparedness at the University at Albany, of the Ebola virus. “Objectively, the flu...

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26 year old Dies of Sepsis after getting Flu

A Wisconsin newlywed started to feel sick with the flu on a Monday. By Friday, she was dead. Katie McQuestion, a 26-year-old radiology technician got a flu shot to comply with hospital policy and had no underlying medical conditions, but she caught the flu and developed a serious complication from it. The Kenosha, Wisconsin, resident was shopping with her mom when she said she wasn’t feeling well. She felt aches, chills, and headaches, and...

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