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645K people may die each year from flu, new estimate shows

December 13, 2017

Researchers now estimate that between approximately 291,000 and 646,000 people die worldwide each year from seasonal influenza.

The new estimate is based on data from a large and diverse group of countries that were analyzed by researchers from the CDC, WHO and other global health partners. It is higher than a previous estimate of between 250,000 and 500,000 deaths that the researchers said was based on outdated information.

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Herpes zoster a 'potential trigger' for giant cell arteritis

December 13, 2017
Although herpes zoster may increase the risk for giant cell arteritis, according to findings published in Arthritis and Rheumatology, antiviral treatment and…
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Is ‘man flu’ real? Study examines science behind men’s complaints

December 12, 2017
A researcher looking for potential scientific explanations behind men’s seemingly exaggerated complaints over common respiratory illnesses — termed…
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SIGA Technologies submits NDA for oral smallpox treatment

December 11, 2017
The health security company SIGA Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has submitted a new drug application for an oral formulation of TPOXX, an investigational…
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HIV/AIDS 1 Hour Update For Florida Health Professionals

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This is a 1 hour activity designed for home study by healthcare clinicians. Specifically, it meets the 1 hour HIV/AIDS…
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Infectious Disease News lists top 10 influenza stories in 2017

December 6, 2017
Since 2005, the CDC has dedicated 1 week in December to highlight the importance of influenza vaccination. According to…
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