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Reassuring findings for moms-to-be who get flu shots

Reassuring findings for moms-to-be who get flu shots

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. health officials recommend all pregnant women should be vaccinated against influenza, but only about a half are, researchers say.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.
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Gallup: Cold and flu season at a typical start

Gallup: Cold and flu season at a typical start

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Almost 7 percent of U.S. adults reported having a cold on any given day so far in October, up from 5.7 percent in September, a survey indicates.

Military explores anti-flu drug

FORT BELVOIR, Va., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- An anti-flu drug being developed by the U.S. military and MediVector Inc. has successfully completed Phase 2 double blind placebo-controlled clinical trial.
This year's flu shot: 2009 (H1N1), A(H3N2) and B/Massachusetts

This year's flu shot: 2009 (H1N1), A(H3N2) and B/Massachusetts

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- This year's flu vaccine will protect against three strains most likely to cause the flu, but some vaccines will have an additional strain, U.S. officials say.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 27, 2013.
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CDC: U.S. influenza season almost over

CDC: U.S. influenza season almost over

ATLANTA, May 24 (UPI) -- Health officials said Friday 146 influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported during the U.S. flu season, which is nearly over.
2009 H1N1 swine flu deadliest for those age 65 and younger

2009 H1N1 swine flu deadliest for those age 65 and younger

IRVINE, Calif., May 24 (UPI) -- There were 53,692 pneumonia and influenza U.S. deaths in the 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic and the hardest hit were those age 65 and younger, researchers say.
CDC: This year's flu season a bad year for pediatric deaths

CDC: This year's flu season a bad year for pediatric deaths

ATLANTA, May 11 (UPI) -- U.S. influenza activity remained low, but a total of 138 influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported for this year's flu season, health officials say.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 5, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 25, 2013.
By United Press International
CDC: Most of U.S. reports normal flu activity, but pockets remain

CDC: Most of U.S. reports normal flu activity, but pockets remain

ATLANTA, April 19 (UPI) -- Most of the United States reports normal levels of flu activity, but pockets linger in some areas, federal health officials say.

Minimal influenza-like illness in all states except N.J., Va.

ATLANTA, April 12 (UPI) -- U.S. influenza activity decreased and 48 states and New York City experienced minimal activity for the week ending April 6, health officials said.

CDC: U.S. influenza still dropping

ATLANTA, April 5 (UPI) -- U.S. seasonal influenza activity remains on the decline, but pockets of cases persist with influenza B accounting for 75 percent of them, officials say.

CDC: Flu down, especially in the South

ATLANTA, March 8 (UPI) -- Influenza activity remained elevated in the United States, but decreased in most areas especially in the South, federal health officials said Friday.

CDC: No states report high flu activity

ATLANTA, March 1 (UPI) -- Influenza activity remains elevated in parts of the United States, but there continues to be a downward trend nationally, health officials say.

CDC: Flu elevated, but ebbing in U.S.

ATLANTA, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Influenza activity remained elevated in the United States, but decreased in most areas and some states have minimal activity, federal health officials said.

2012-13: Worst cold, flu season in 5 years

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The number of U.S. adults who reported having the flu on any day in January suggests the 2012-13 flu season may be the worst in five years, a survey indicated.

U.S. flu widespread, but going down

ATLANTA, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Influenza is down in most states but still widespread and elevated in the United States, federal health officials said.

U.S. flu season may end in several weeks

ATLANTA, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. flu season, which began earlier than usual, will end earlier than usual, federal officials said.

U.S. flu shifts from East to West

ATLANTA, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Federal officials say influenza-like-illness activity has dropped in the East and risen sharply in the West a little more than halfway through the flu season.

How to better prepare for pandemic

BRIGHTON, England, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Planning for an influenza pandemic means preparing for surprises and responding rapidly under conditions of uncertainty, a British researcher says.

Flu in Europe widespread, increasing

BRUSSELS, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Influenza in Europe: 17 countries reported increasing transmission, while five countries reported decreasing rates, but flu was more widespread, officials say.
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