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


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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China Reports More Cases of Rare H7N9 Bird Flu

Health officials in China reported Tuesday that four more people had developed H7N9 avian influenza, bringing to seven the total number who have been infected with this particular strain, which has never been seen before in humans. So far two men, aged 87 and 27, have died—both in Shanghai.   Although H7N9 has not been [...]

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