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The new year also means a new strain of flu for most Americans. This year the virus is being called the Australian flu and thousands have fallen ill; however, not everyone who falls ill seeks medical attention to get a proper diagnosis. Because of this gap in data, reports of recovery time and severity of…

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  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this year’s flu season started early and has been deadly. As of Dec. 20, at least 15 children have died of the virus this year, which is a significant jump from the four deaths that occurred at the same time last year. Compounding the problem is the fact…

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Flu season is in full effect. It lasts from October to May. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone from ages 6 months and older  get a yearly flu vaccine. During the 2013-14 season, 107 children died from the flu, 90 percent hadn’t been vaccinated and experts believe their deaths could have been…

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It’s that time of year again. Flu season is about four weeks away. Beginning in September and ending in May, flu season typically brings about 20 percent of the population the virus with over 3,000 deaths, according to the CDC.  Each year a new strain of the virus appears so it’s best to be vaccinated each…

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With the nastiest strain of influenza (the flu) bombarding the United States in more than a decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), citizens are clamoring for information about how bad this virus is, how lethal it is, what steps to take to protect themselves, the ways to fight once they…

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If the flu outbreak of 2013 has taught us anything, you need to be prepared in case you catch the flu or a member of your family becomes infected with influenza. WebMD.com implores the public to stockpile on tissues, hand soap, hand sanitizer, and paper towels. Consider picking up a few distractions in case your…

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As we continue to be besieged by the greatest influenza outbreak in a decade, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are ways that we can arm ourselves against the virulent virus that has caused hundreds of deaths already, mostly young children and senior citizens. Here are five ways to fight the…

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The country is on high alert. Multiple states and jurisdictions have declared a state of emergency or report a “severe” outbreak of the influenza virus, better known as the flu. Health officials have detailed an exponentially high number of emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths from this particular strain of the flu bug in 2013…

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The worst flu outbreak in at least a decade has crashed ashore and has wreaked havoc on the American populace. The flu outbreak of 2013, or influenza as is known in medical circles, is so virulent that this particular strain has tragically caused hundreds of deaths of minors and senior citizens. But what does the…

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  It may come as a shock to millions of people the unexpected places where the flu virus and other harmful bacteria can hide and thrive and ultimately infect people. Know this for sure: There have been studies conducted by the University of Arizona and the University of Michigan that prove there are things that…

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As rolling out editor Zondra Hughes has reported, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have stated unequivocally that 2013 is already witnessing the greatest outbreak of the flu strain (influenza) in many years, with multiple cities reporting record-breaking cases of illnesses and deaths associated with a particular virulent strain of the virus. In…

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Bajan pop princess Rihanna has been on a whirlwind run traveling across the globe for her popular “Loud” tour and preparing for the release of her upcoming album, Talk That Talk. But things came to a screeching halt this past Halloween when the singer canceled a tour date in Sweden after being struck with a…

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