Tag Archives: Flu

Four Swine Flu Deaths in Lebanon this Winter: Health Ministry

Four Swine Flu Deaths in Lebanon this Winter: Health Ministry

  Beirut, Lebanon – Swine flu has killed four people in Lebanon since the beginning of the winter season in November, health officials said. Walid Ammar, the general director of Lebanon’s ...

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Having a Flu While Pregnant

Having a Flu While Pregnant

  Flu poses a serious threat to pregnant women Flu is more likely to cause severe illness in pregnant women than in women who are not pregnant. Changes in the ...

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Bird Flu Scare Hits French Foie Gras Production

Bird Flu Scare Hits French Foie Gras Production

  Paris, France – Already assailed by animal-rights groups, France’s foie gras industry now faces a fight on a second front: bird flu. Production of France’s favourite festive-season treat has been ...

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Bird Flu Detected in US Turkey Flock

Bird Flu Detected in US Turkey Flock

  Chicago, United States – Bird flu has been detected in a US turkey flock but is different from the strain that devastated the nation’s poultry industry last year, officials said. Nearly ...

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Japan Bans French Foie Gras Imports Over Bird Flu Virus

Japan Bans French Foie Gras Imports Over Bird Flu Virus

  Tokyo, Japan – Japan has banned imports of French foie gras due to a bird flu outbreak, an agriculture ministry official said. The ban, which became effective November 26, will ...

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French Poultry Exports Hit by Bird Flu: Ministry

French Poultry Exports Hit by Bird Flu: Ministry

  Paris, France – A string of countries in Asia and north Africa have banned imports of French poultry following a bird flu outbreak, the agriculture ministry said in Paris. Algeria, ...

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‘Major Step’ Toward Universal Flu Vaccine: Studies

‘Major Step’ Toward Universal Flu Vaccine: Studies

Paris, France – Scientists have taken a major step towards creating a vaccine that works against multiple strains of influenza, according to two studies published Monday in top journals. A ...

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MERSCoV Update: DOH

MERSCoV Update: DOH

  Manila, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) reported that the 36-year old foreigner who was tested positive of MERSCoV (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus) is now free of ...

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Experts Sound Warning Over Flu Dangers in China, India

Experts Sound Warning Over Flu Dangers in China, India

  Paris, France – Scientists sounded warnings Wednesday over H7N9 bird flu in China and the H1N1 strain of swine flu in India that have jointly claimed more than 1,700 lives. H7N9 ...

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Zapping 2 Flu Strains With One Shot 

Zapping 2 Flu Strains With One Shot 

  MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Vaccines are traditionally virus-specific.That is, different vaccination shots for each viral strain. But now a new vaccine is set to replace the present trivalent vaccine considered ...

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