Agriculture commissioner stresses importance of biosecurity for avian influenza

...Georgia poultry-farm workers."Avian influenza does exist," said Black, who was in...Georgia."The highly pathogenic avian influenza is a foreign animal disease that's extremely...Even though we've never had (avian influenza) in Georgia, we've had a plan in...

Researchers solve genetic puzzle of 1918 influenza pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) - The 1918 influenza virus that killed more than 20 million...Science that the virus be known as Influenza A/South Carolina. Science is...hemagglutinin gene matches closest to swine influenza viruses, showing that this virus...

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Influenza specimen from 1918 found in frozen remains

WASHINGTON -- A specimen of the influenza virus that killed 21 million people in the 1918 worldwide epidemic has been recovered from the frozen remains of a flu victim buried...

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McDuffie County school system closes after influenza outbreak

...excessive absences caused by an outbreak of influenza, strep infection and stomach viruses...Department of Public Health. The intensity of influenza-like illness activity, reported on...last week, the department reported.Influenza activity nationwide was increasing as...

Influenza cases on the rise

...the month, there have been a lot more influenza, both A and B strains, and respiratory...All of MCG's positive cases have been influenza B, which was showing up early in the...and statewide, although more cases of influenza A H3N2 have been recorded lately across...

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CDC: Early in season, nationwide influenza cases still light

...but the pace could pick up soon. "Influenza activity is expected to increase during...outbreaks, but that's not uncommon." Influenza - also known as the flu - is a respiratory...very, very useful part in diagnosing influenza A, which is the prominent form of influenza...

Flu drops in Georgia but might not last

...Georgia, at least for now.The level of influenza-like activity plummeted in Georgia...different and unpredictable, a chart mapping influenza-like activity shows this season is...one in 2012-2013, the last time an influenza A H3N2 strain predominated. And that...

CDC: Half of flu strains don't match shot

More than half of influenza A strains typed this season don't...greater prevalence of a "drifted" influenza A H3N2 strain than the ones included...hospitalizations from flu and more deaths from influenza," Frieden said.The altered strain...

McDuffie County school enacts emergency closure because of illnesses

...will be closed today through Friday after "conversations with the Department of Pub lic Health" and excessive absences from influenza, strep infections and a stomach virus, according to a news release and the school's principal.Principal Donna Bennett...

Flu already hits Georgia, South Carolina in 2015

...has already seen four lab-confirmed influenza-related deaths and 11 hospitalizations...to see that, said Audrey Kunkes, influenza surveillance coordinator for the Georgia...Unfortunately in Georgia we were leading in influenza activity last week," Kunkes said...