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Nasty flu season showing signs of winding down in US Source: AP

Articles : 91 | Last update : Feb 24, 2018 4:46:00 AM | Start : Feb 23, 2018 2:09:00 PM | Sources : 80

Flu cases fall for the first time this in this fierce influenza season External link

Source country WashingtonPost Saturday, February 24, 2018 1:29:00 AM CET | info [other]

released Friday. But the intensity of illness caused by the respiratory virus, the worst since the swine flu pandemic of 2009-2010, continues to take its toll. Another 13 child deaths were reported for the week ending last Saturday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....

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Donors pledge $510 million for West Africa anti-terror force

Articles : 46 | Last update : Feb 23, 2018 4:29:00 PM | Start : Feb 23, 2018 9:51:00 AM | Sources : 0

EU pledges 50 million euros to African counterterror force External link

Source country seattlepi Friday, February 23, 2018 9:51:00 AM CET | info [other]

Entities: Jean Claude Juncker[1];

Other categories: Counterterrorism;

BRUSSELS (AP) The European Union is pledging 50 million euros ($61 million) to a joint counterterror force in West Africa's Sahel region, as leaders gather Friday in a show of support for the impoverished nations. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says the EU will "provide an.......

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Why millennials should care about Medicare right now

Articles : 39 | Last update : Feb 23, 2018 5:00:00 PM | Start : Feb 23, 2018 2:05:00 PM | Sources : 0

Why millennials should care about Medicare right now External link

Source country timesdaily Friday, February 23, 2018 2:20:00 PM CET | info [other]

Entities: David Certner[1];

Other categories: Medical;

Without a sturdy Medicare system, health care for older Americans could quickly become unaffordable. People would be afraid to quit work, lest they lose their employer-provided coverage. Those forced to stop working could find their savings wiped out in a medical crisis....

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Flu kills 13 more children, bringing the toll this season to 97 kids

Articles : 29 | Last update : Feb 24, 2018 3:29:00 AM | Start : Feb 23, 2018 4:00:00 PM | Sources : 16

Drug That Promises to Kill Flu in a Day Approved in Japan External link

Source country wsj-en Friday, February 23, 2018 10:10:00 PM CET | info [other]

Other categories: Influenza; Influenza; Viruses;

Japan has approved a drug that its maker says can kill the flu virus in 24 hours, advancing what health experts believe could be a breakthrough in the way the illness is treated. Friday’s fast-tracked approval from Japan’s health ministry means Shionogi & Co. can begin selling the drug, called Xofluza, in the country....

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Flu season shows signs of ebbing, but risk remains

Articles : 14 | Last update : Feb 23, 2018 11:42:00 PM | Start : Feb 23, 2018 5:39:00 PM | Sources : 14

Flu sending fewer to doctor's office, but season 'not over yet' 20 Mins The deadly grip of the flu season appears to be weakening, according to statis External link

Source country click2houston Friday, February 23, 2018 6:32:00 PM CET | info [other]

Entities: Kristen Nordlund[1]; William Schaffner[1];

Other categories: Vaccination; Influenza; Immunization; Respiratory Syndrome; Communicable disease; H3N2 novel strain; Influenza; Viruses; Vaccination Adverse Effects; Influenza Vaccine; Influenza Vaccine Adverse Effects;

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Kristen Nordlund added: "half of the country is still experiencing high activity and it's still widespread everywhere, so we're still in the thick of it"

Kristen Nordlund said: "Knowing what we know about previous H3N2 seasons and looking at the data you can see a fairly steady rise of influenza B,"

(CNN) - The deadly grip of the flu season appears to be weakening, according to statistics released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During the seventh week of the year, 6.4% of people who visited their doctors complained of flu-like illness, the CDC said in its weekly surveillance report....

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UNAIDS deputy chief to step down after sex assault accusation

Articles : 13 | Last update : Feb 23, 2018 6:27:00 PM | Start : Feb 23, 2018 11:46:00 AM | Sources : 0

Senior UNAIDS official latest to go after sex harassment allegation External link

Source country trust Friday, February 23, 2018 2:07:00 PM CET | info [other]

Entities: Luiz Loures[2]; Tom Miles[1]; Mahesh Mahalingam[1]; Michel Sidibe[1]; Stephanie Nebehay[2]; Justin Forsyth[1]; Mark Heinrich[1]; Tedros Adhanom[2];

Other categories: WHO; AIDS-HIV;

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Mahesh Mahalingam said: "The independent investigation done by the WHO's (World Health Organization) internal oversight services division clearly found that the case was unsubstantiated and recommended the case to be closed,"

* Allegation not proven but official opts to go -UNAIDS. * Luiz Loures had over four-decade career fighting AIDS. * 40 sex misconduct allegations in U.N. in last part of 2017 (Adds details, background) GENEVA, Feb 23 (Reuters) - The deputy head of the U.N....

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Donors pledge $510 million for West Africa anti-terror force

Articles : 12 | Last update : Feb 23, 2018 4:29:00 PM | Start : Feb 23, 2018 3:34:00 PM | Sources : 0

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CDC seeking $400 million to replace lab for deadliest germs

Articles : 9 | Last update : Feb 24, 2018 5:34:00 AM | Start : Feb 23, 2018 8:47:00 PM | Sources : 9

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Flu sending fewer to doctor's office, but season 'not over yet' 20 Mins The deadly grip of the flu season appears to be weakening, according to statistics released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and

Articles : 7 | Last update : Feb 23, 2018 6:42:00 PM | Start : Feb 23, 2018 5:39:00 PM | Sources : 7

Flu sending fewer to doctor's office, but season 'not over yet' 20 Mins The deadly grip of the flu season appears to be weakening, according to statis External link

Source country click2houston Friday, February 23, 2018 6:32:00 PM CET | info [other]

Entities: Kristen Nordlund[1]; William Schaffner[1];

Other categories: Vaccination; Influenza; Immunization; Respiratory Syndrome; Communicable disease; H3N2 novel strain; Influenza; Viruses; Vaccination Adverse Effects; Influenza Vaccine; Influenza Vaccine Adverse Effects;

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Kristen Nordlund added: "half of the country is still experiencing high activity and it's still widespread everywhere, so we're still in the thick of it"

Kristen Nordlund said: "Knowing what we know about previous H3N2 seasons and looking at the data you can see a fairly steady rise of influenza B,"

(CNN) - The deadly grip of the flu season appears to be weakening, according to statistics released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During the seventh week of the year, 6.4% of people who visited their doctors complained of flu-like illness, the CDC said in its weekly surveillance report....

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Health officials say North Carolina flu death toll hits 200

Articles : 6 | Last update : Feb 24, 2018 5:21:00 AM | Start : Feb 23, 2018 7:09:00 PM | Sources : 6

The death toll in N.C. for the 2017-18 flu season: 200 External link

Source country 13newsnow Saturday, February 24, 2018 5:21:00 AM CET | info [other]

Other categories: Influenza;

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - State health officials say the death toll from the flu in North Carolina has reached 200, putting it within reach of the record 218 deaths reported twice in the last three years. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday that 27 individuals died from the flu in the week that ended Feb....

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