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Today's Headlines - 10/1/2014
Russia reports first cases of deadly bird flu in two years
PARIS (Reuters) - Russia has reported the first cases of a highly pathogenic bird flu virus in nearly two years in villages in Southern Russia, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday. Domestic chickens, geese and ducks were found infected with the H5N1 serotype of the disease on Sept. 1 in two villages in the Altai Krai region near the border with Kazakhstan, the OIE ...
Plant-based vaccines challenge big pharma for $3 billion flu market
By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two tiny companies are preparing to challenge some of the world's largest drug makers in the battle for dominance in the $3 billion global market for influenza vaccines, armed with little more than tiny tobacco plants. The use of plants to produce life-saving pharmaceuticals captured global attention when it was revealed that the Ebola drug ZMapp is produced ...
11 die of H1N1 in Pune in September
Scientists at the National Institute of Virology (NIV) say the H1N1 virus has not undergone any change, but its behaviour pattern remains unpredictable. As a result, people are still dying of the infection with 35 casualties across the state this year.
Russia reports first case of deadly bird flu in two years
Russia has reported the first cases of a highly pathogenic bird flu virus in nearly two years in villages in Southern Russia, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday.
AMERICAN RED CROSS: Preparing for flu season
If you are at high risk for developing flu-related complications, make sure you get a flu shot as soon as it is available. Prevention is the best possible preparation for flu season and a flu shot will give you the best protection.
Carolinas HealthCare mandates flu vaccine for Charlotte-area employees
Joining a growing number of health-care providers across the country, Carolinas HealthCare System will for the first time this fall require flu vaccinations for its 35,000 Charlotte-area employees.
Analysis - Plant-based vaccines challenge big pharma for $3 billion flu market
By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two tiny companies are preparing to challenge some of the world's largest drug makers in the battle for dominance in the $3 billion global market f...
A parent's worst nightmare: When a fever turns out to be cancer
Flu like symptoms aren't always what they seem. For one Utah boy, there was much more at risk.
Swine Flu Claims Third Life in Indore
A 45-year-old woman died of swine flu infection in Indore, taking the number of deaths due to the H1N1 virus in the city this year to three, a health official said today.
Mandatory flu shots ordered for Fresno County hospital workers
Hospital workers in Fresno County will roll up their sleeves for flu shots or have to wear face masks this fall to comply with a new public health order. Click to Continue

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