Flu News

Date Posted
Article Title
12/11/2003
U.S. Buys More Flu Vaccine as Outbreak Widens

Affects all states, and is 'widespread' in 24

12/9/2003
U.S. Officials Scramble to Meet Flu Shot Shortage

Vaccine will be redistributed as CDC tries to get more

12/7/2003
Stuffy Nose in the Cold

It's a signal of sorts, and here are tips to figure it out

12/7/2003
Keep Germs at Arm's Length

Hand washing protects against infections such as colds and flu

12/6/2003
U.S. Moves to Manage Remaining Flu Shot Supplies

Two vaccine makers say they're out as demand rises

11/28/2003
World Not Ready for a Flu Pandemic

Researchers warn the time to prepare is now

11/17/2003
Brace Yourself for a Tough Flu Season

U.S. health officials cite early outbreaks in several states

11/8/2003
Pneumonia Can Strike Rapidly

Half the cases are caused by viruses, so here are tips to avoid infection

11/1/2003
Flu Season Can Be Deadly

Influenza can be debilitating even in a good year

10/26/2003
A Weather Illness Myth

Cold and flu don't just come from the great outdoors

10/22/2003
The Flu Shot

Who should get it

10/19/2003
A Painless Alternative to the Flu Shot

New nasal spray protects without a needle

9/28/2003
Preventing Autumn Illnesses

You need to build up your immune system for the change of seasons

9/24/2003
Flu Shots Don't Prevent Ear Infections in Babies

But the vaccines offer protection from other complications

9/23/2003
Experts Brace for Rougher Flu Season

Fear is complacency over vaccine after two straight mild years

9/9/2003
Adults With Asthma Should Get Flu Shots

But two-thirds don't, a new survey finds

9/3/2003
Flu-Fighting Drugs for Seniors Worth the Effort

But vaccination still the best strategy, study says

7/28/2003
Take Green Algae With Your Flu Shot

Study finds extract boosts immune response to vaccine

6/18/2003
First Nasal Flu Vaccine Cleared

For most, no more needles

6/5/2003
Do Flu Drugs Work in High-Risk Groups?

Elderly and frail not tested in clinical trials

5/30/2003
Goodbye, Flu Shots?

Vaccine via nasal spray shows promise and might be long-lasting

5/23/2003
SARS Update: May 23, 2003

- WHO lifts travel warning for Hong Kong and Guangdong province
- Taiwan remains SARS hot zone
- Toronto reports 4 new possible cases
- Civet cat may be source of SARS

5/10/2003
SARS Roundup: May 10, 2003

- WHO casts doubt on China's containment of disease
- Taiwan may be losing control of its outbreak
- U.S. warns Internet sites on bogus SARS remedies

5/9/2003
SARS Roundup: May 9, 2003

- No major mutations in SARS virus
- 80,000 students OK'd for travel to Beijing
- Beijing unable to trace 60 percent of its cases
- Economic damage in Asia could total $28 billion

5/8/2003
SARS Roundup: May 8, 2003

- WHO revises estimate of SARS death rate as fatalities top 500
- Travel advisories issued for Taiwan and 2 more Chinese provinces
- Russia reports first probable case
- China tries to minimize disease's economic impact

5/7/2003
SARS Roundup: May 7, 2003

- SARS deadlier than previously thought, new study says
- U.S. approves use of force to detain some international travelers
- China's rural health system not prepared to cope with epidemic
- U.S. offers more assistance to China

5/6/2003
SARS Roundup: May 6, 2003

- SARS serum seems effective
- WHO official says disease can be contained and eliminated
- U.S. lifts travel advisories to Singapore and Hanoi, Vietnam - More mass quarantines in China
- UC, Berkeley bars Asian students

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

- Chinese villagers protest, riot
- Access to Beijing reservoirs blocked
- Virus may be more resilient than thought
- WHO watching Taiwan

5/4/2003
SARS Roundup: May 4, 2003

- Feces can spread SARS virus
- Disinfectants can kill the germ
- Beijing to keep schools closed
- WHO experts to visit Taiwan
- Women's soccer championships moved from China
- U.S., Britain given clean bill of health

5/3/2003
SARS Roundup: May 3, 2003

- WHO experts to visit Taiwan
- Beijing says outbreak stabilizing
- Women's soccer championship moved from China
- U.S., Britain given clean bill of health

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.