Flu News

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5/2/2003
SARS Roundup: May 2, 2003

- WHO delayed global SARS alert, newspaper says
- Virus is mutating quickly
- Epidemic may be nearing peak in Beijing
- Many Americans believe U.S. will suffer its own epidemic

5/1/2003
SARS Roundup: May 1, 2003

- U.S. girds for possible SARS spike
- China death toll mounts
- Virus limits May Day celebrations in Beijing
- Toronto offers valuable lessons in dealing with outbreak
- SARS genetic pattern authenticated by experts

4/30/2003
Annoying Viruses Turn Deadly in Cancer Patients

With limited treatment options, prevention is best medicine, says study

4/30/2003
SARS Roundup: April 30, 2003

- Beijing hospitals overwhelmed
- People suffer relapses in Hong Kong
- U.S. pushes development of vaccines and drugs
- Toronto hosts international SARS conference

4/29/2003
SARS Roundup: April 29, 2003

- WHO lifts travel advisory for Toronto
- China warns SARS will be complex, recurrent epidemic
- Southeast Asian leaders hold SARS summit
- Researchers look at eyes as infection route
- Children less affected by SARS

4/28/2003
SARS Roundup: April 28, 2003

- Disease contained in some places, but not China
- Quarantines, travel bans proving effective
- Chinese economy hard hit
- Toronto gets a foothold
- Experts warn against U.S. complacency

4/27/2003
SARS Roundup: April 27, 2003

    China closes theaters as death toll climbs
    WHO may reconsider Toronto travel ban
    Two possible cases from Toronto monitored in U.S.
    China's health minister fired
    Cruise ship lines issue SARS ban
    Virus test inconclusive

4/26/2003
SARS Roundup: April 26, 2003

    Two possible cases from Toronto tested in U.S.
    China's health minister fired
    Cruise ship lines issue SARS ban
    Virus test inconclusive

4/25/2003
SARS Roundup: April 25, 2003

China introduces tougher measures to control disease's spread

4/24/2003
SARS Roundup: April 24, 2003

Disease may be more deadly than previously thought

4/17/2003
U.S. Revises 'Probable' SARS Estimates Downward

Of 208 suspected cases, only 35 fit the case definition, CDC says

4/10/2003
Coronavirus Causes SARS, Studies Say

Experts conclude they're dealing with a new bug

4/2/2003
Flu Shot Shields Elderly from Many Ailments

Cuts risk of heart trouble, stroke, pneumonia and death

3/28/2003
U.S. SARS Cases: An Emerging Picture

Health officials reveal little about the 51 suspected cases in 21 states

3/26/2003
SARS Global Toll More Than 1,200 as China Releases Its Numbers

34 died in Guangdong province, which had 792 cases, official says

3/24/2003
Suspected U.S. SARS Cases Now 39

Health officials now think new virus is behind mysterious respiratory illness

3/18/2003
3/18/2003
5 More Countries Eyed for Deadly Respiratory Illness

World health officials investigating possible cases in England, France, Israel, Slovenia and Australia; Hong Kong toll now 111

3/17/2003
U.S. Monitoring 14 in Respiratory Illness Alert

CDC officials say four cases are 'under scrutiny'

3/17/2003
Health Officials Think Respiratory Illness Could Be Virus

Hong Kong doubles its victim numbers as toll in at least eight countries continues to mount.

3/16/2003
Deadly Respiratory Illness Prompts U.S., Global Alerts

WHO issues emergency travel advisory, CDC alerts state and local health officials as fatalities from mystery illness increase in growing number of nations.

3/15/2003
Global, U.S. Health Alerts Go Out for Mystery Respiratory Illness

WHO issues emergency travel advisory, CDC alerts state and local health officials as list of nations reporting respiratory syndrome cases continues to increase.

1/7/2003
Flu's Toll Higher Than Thought

Study finds huge increase in deaths, especially in elderly

12/21/2002
A Workout a Day May Keep Colds at Bay

Exercise helps prevent the common cold, new research says

12/14/2002
Flu Medicines Not Perfect, But Useful

Tamiflu and Relenza can minimize the misery, but only for some patients

12/5/2002
It's Not Too Late to Inoculate

Health officials urge flu shots for all

11/14/2002
CDC: Not Enough Seniors Getting Flu Shot

Only two-thirds immunized against it, and fewer for pneumonia

11/4/2002
Flu Shots for Your Kids

Six-month-olds are now eligible

10/7/2002
Flu Vaccine Plentiful This Year

Officials urge 'at-risk' individuals to get vaccinated

9/24/2002
Want a Flu Shot? Get Some Sleep First

Lack of rest impairs initial immune response to vaccination

9/24/2002
New Drugs May Fight Deadliest Flu Virus

Mouse study suggests they'd work against 1918-like pandemic

8/19/2002
Flu Shots Help Young and Old Alike

Computer study shows vaccination of healthy young adults is worth time, money

8/12/2002
Expert: Flu Vaccine a Must for the Elderly

Says universal program would drastically cut deaths, hospitalizations

8/9/2002
Research Sheds New Light on 1918 Epidemic

Birds not to blame for devastating worldwide influenza deaths

8/7/2002
Flu Shots Good for Business

They can mean a healthier work force, saving companies money

7/17/2002
Sniff the Flu Goodbye?

FDA says inhaled flu vaccine doesn't need further trials

5/22/2002
Tamiflu to the Rescue?

Influenza infection attracts pneumonia bacteria

3/6/2002
Eating Breakfast Champions Good Health

Studies find eating breakfast, avoiding smoking and drinking can keep colds away

1/31/2002
Study Finds Flu Shots Prevent Strokes

Risk is 40% lower among people who were vaccinated

1/31/2002
Flu Season Tame So Far

CDC expects activity to pick up in February

1/20/2002
Say 'Hands Off' to Cold and Flu Germs

Washing your hands is the best protection during winter season

1/16/2002
High Blood Pressure, Decongestants a Bad Mix

Medicines could increase risk of stroke, heart attack

1/11/2002
A Cold? The Flu? Here's What to Do

Some tips for coping with these seasonal maladies

1/7/2002
Childhood Vaccines in Short Supply

Experts recommend delay in some booster shots

12/12/2001
New Flu Clue

Just-found protein may hint at why some strains are more potent

11/26/2001
Flu Vaccine Safe for People With Asthma

Largest study finds no adverse reactions

11/4/2001
Too Sick for School?

Parents should check for high fever, vomiting, diarrhea when deciding if Junior stays home, doctors say

11/4/2001
Natural Relief

This cold season, skip the antibiotics in favor of some old-fashioned remedies

10/27/2001
Anthrax Fears Could Trigger Flu Shot Shortage

'There's not enough flu vaccine to immunize every American,' one manufacturer says.

10/26/2001
U.S. Sends Mixed Message on Flu Shots and Anthrax

Recommendations from HHS at odds with one another