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Rabid dog struck by school bus outside Grovetown

Passersby who tried to help save a Labrador retriever struck by a school bus Oct. 17 underwent rabies treatments Monday after the pet tested positive for the disease.
State tops nation in flu cases

Flu is taking off in Georgia more than any other state, just as the public health department returns to area schools to try to get more children vaccinated.
Influenza cases on the rise

Doctors Hospital offers masks to those who appear to have a respiratory illness, and business is booming, said Dr. Mark Newton, the medical director for the department.
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H1N1 vaccine demand high, supply limited

It has come full circle for Phyllis Roland.
Health | Eisenhower Army Medical Center | Swine flu | Health Care
More H1N1 vaccines available in Richmond County

After weeks of waiting, the Richmond County Health Department is finally flush with vaccine against the novel influenza A H1N1 virus, even as the number of cases nationwide seems to be declining.
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CDC estimates swine flu has killed 4,000

More than 20 million Americans have been sickened and nearly 4,000 have died in the first six months of the pandemic caused by the novel influenza A H1N1 virus, according to estimates released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Families line up for flu vaccines

With four children wearing St. Mary on the Hill Catholic School gear and a baby on the way, Melissa Johnson sat in the crowded lobby of the Richmond County Health Department on Tuesday waiting to get the shot against the novel influenza A H1N1 virus.
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Girl who died of flu had no other health problems

The 10-year-old Harlem girl who died of complications associated with the novel influenza A H1N1 virus appeared to be healthy before contracting the disease, a family spokesman said Tuesday.
Metro | Columbia County Board of Education | Swine flu
H1N1 vaccine clinics to begin Monday

Parents of healthy toddlers ages 2 to 4 in Richmond and Columbia counties will get a chance to get their child vaccinated Monday against the novel influenza A H1N1 virus, the East Central Health District announced Thursday.