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It’s not too late to take precautions against the flu; threat of infection may last several additional months

The flu can be uncomfortable, at best, but it can also be deadly. According to the Centers for Disease Control [CDC] so far this season there more than 13 million people have been sick with flu, at least 5,900,000 people have been to the doctor because of flu, more than 120,000 people have been hospitalized because of flu and more than ...

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FDA taking steps to end shortages of I.V. fluids and antivirals during extreme flu season

As flu activity remains widespread across the U.S., the FDA continues to monitor this situation closely and in coordination with our colleagues at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We’re continuing to take steps to help ensure that people with the flu have access to critical medical products, including antivirals, saline and other supportive care drugs and devices. ...

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2017-18 U.S. flu season could be bad; vaccine not very effective

This year’s flu season is expected to be worse than recent years due to the type of virus circulating in the United States and a relatively ineffective vaccine. “What happened is, in the development of the vaccine, as we grow it in eggs, the virus itself mutated a bit, so that there was almost an accidental mismatch purely on the ...

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