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H1N-What? Wading Through the Alphabet Soup of Flu Names

"Influ-venn-za"

Muddled about all the new flu viruses? It’s hard to keep up with the changing names in the news. H1Nwhat? Bird flu. Pig flu. MERS. SARS. Here is a quick overview of this dizzying, dyslexia inducing array, with what you need to worry about, even if some aren’t yet in your backyard. Acronym soup I [...]

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First H1N1 vaccines to arrive Tuesday

nasal swine flu vaccine arrive tuesday

The first doses of approved vaccines for the H1N1 "swine" flu will start trickling in across the U.S. on Tuesday. The first to arrive, 600,000 doses of MedImmune’s FluMist nasal spray, will be for healthy people ages two to 49, the Associated Press reported. "This is really just the beginning," Anne Schuchat, director of the [...]

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