Protect Yourself Against H3N2v

Twelve new cases of human infection with a swine influenza virus (H3N2v) have been reported, with 10 cases linked to pig exposure at a county fair in Ohio. No human-to-human spread of this flu has been reported yet, and no hospitalizations have been required. To help protect yourself from H3N2v, wash your hands, avoid eating near pigs,…

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It’s Easy to Avoid the Swine Flu Email Scam–Don’t Respond!

Wouldn't you know it, now there is an email phishing scam that references a supposed CDC sponsored State Vaccination Program for the H1N1 flu. The message requests everyone over 18 create a Vaccination Profile at cdc.gov and provides a link to create such profile. Users who click on this link place themselves at risk of…

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A Reason to Be Thankful: Flu Activity has Dipped

Happy Thanksgiving! PositiveChoices.com staff hopes you are enjoying a healthy and pleasant day.There is good news on the U.S. flu scene this week: a downward trend in influenza activity. The question is, will it last? We hope so. CDC has started a four-point campaign to advise travelers as follows:Travel only if well.Wash hands often with…

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Early Reflections on H1N1 “Swine Flu”

An early review of the recent influenza A H1N1 scare suggests this virus is more transmissible and lethal than the typical seasonal flu viruses. This is the conclusion of a team of epidemiologists who analyzed the recent outbreak of H1N1 in Mexico. They presented several interesting, but tentative observations:

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