Tag Archives: Influenza

The flu has disappeared!

Flu has virtually disappeared from the U.S., with reports coming in at far lower levels than anything seen in decades. February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors’ offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this … Continue reading

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Fluageddon: The coming killer epidemic!

In the fall of the year 1918, a bad and terrible flu swept over the planet killing more people in America than were killed in the last century of warfare combined. As many as 50 million worldwide died horrible deaths … Continue reading

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Tiny bugs at the grocery store. Watch out!

After the news about the flu bug being bad this season, I thought I’d focus on the local grocery store with an eye a hidden danger that lurks within. I’m talking about microbes, some of which can be dangerous should … Continue reading

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Factors that affect the severity of the flu season!

Every year the flu that was doing its thing in the southern hemisphere moves up north. In North America, the first coughs and fevers generally begin to appear in October reaching a peak in January. Warming weather then sees this … Continue reading

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The Flu and what it can do to you!

Catching the flu happens to quite a few people every year, especially during the height of the flu season during the months of January and February. It has been estimated that as few as 5% and as many as 20% … Continue reading

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Understanding and avoiding the flu for 2011-12!

‘Know your enemy’, a saying derived from Sun Tzu’s The art of War, aptly describes what could be described as a war between infectious viruses and men. In the case of the virus that causes the flu, what you don’t … Continue reading

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Flu season 2010-11 starts off in strange fashion!

With the official start of the Flu season now just weeks away (October 15) here in the United States., reports by the CDC hint that something a little strange may be afoot. It seems the H1N1 virus that caused over … Continue reading

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Some Studies Show the Flu is Peaking, but….

According to flu statistician Sherry Towers and Zhilan Feng of Purdue University, computers model show that the number of flu infections may be peaking for the week ending October 25, 2009. Federal health officials, however, have continued to encourage citizens … Continue reading

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H1N1 plus H5N1 May Equal Trouble Brewing Soon

This latest flu map shows the southeastern tier of states is now well involved with the spread of the H1N1 flu. While the current strain remains on the mild side, that is no guarantee that it will remain so. I … Continue reading

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