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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Augusta hospital workers say false alarms show they are prepared for Ebola

...think but does share some symptoms, such as high fever, with influenza."The risk to the general public right now is incredibly low...in Uganda in 2000 was 2.5 percent; for the 2009 pandemic influenza, the secondary attack rate was 14 to 19 percent, according...

Unusual deadly flu season in Georgia

...week that there have been 37 confirmed influenza-associated deaths in Georgia this flu...Department of Public Health said in its Weekly Influenza Report.Yet there are also signs that...states.Last year, the predominant influenza strain was H3N2, known as Influenza...

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 season worse for the elderly, CDC says

...seniors hospitalized with lab-confirmed influenza A H3N2 jumped from 69.8 per 100...recently hospitalized with a case of influenza A H3N2 virus.Georgia and South Carolina...our guard up and we remind folks that influenza activity in South Carolina is still widespread...

Flu cases already at University

...University has had 10 lab-confirmed cases of influenza already and two were serious enough to...Department of Public Health just began its influenza surveillance this week and won't have...with .9 percent of patients reporting influenza-like illness, according to the Centers...

VLP could make flu vaccine faster, better

...H1N1's spread The emergence of the novel influenza A H1N1 virus provided evidence of something...created with material from the avian influenza H5N1 virus, the vaccine created a powerful...to get a response. A normal seasonal influenza shot would contain about 15 micrograms...

Researchers work to head off the flu

...director for laboratory science in the Influenza Division at CDC. "We knew it was a...University of Georgia-Emory University Influenza Pathogenesis and Immunology Research...high-speed gene sequencing to track the influenza viruses circulating in the U.S. and...

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