Influenza A virus subtype H1N1

In this Jan. 14, 2014 photo, Daniel Bennett, 26, who is taking part in research for a better flu vaccine, sits in isolation as he remains quarantined after having live flu virus sprayed into his nose at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Want to get the flu? Volunteers sneeze for science

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Forget being sneezed on: Government scientists are deliberately giving dozens of volunteers the flu by squirting the live virus straight up their noses. It may sound bizarre, but the rare type […]


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Flu shot season begins

PASADENA (CNS) – Starting Saturday, Kaiser Permanente will offer flu vaccines at clinics across Southern California. “The flu is a highly contagious respiratory infection that can cause serious complications, even lead to death,” said Dr. […]


Swine flu found in elephant seals off California

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Researchers have detected swine flu in elephant seals off the Central California coast, saying it was the first time a human pandemic strain has been found in marine mammals. However, none […]



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