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  • 'Killer' cells raise hope of universal flu vaccine

    02/19/2019 9:34:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Medical Xpress ^ | 02/19/2019
    Scientists said Monday they had discovered immune cells that can fight all known flu viruses in what was hailed as an "extraordinary breakthrough" that could lead to a universal, one-shot vaccine against the killer disease. Influenza epidemics, largely seasonal, kill hundreds of thousands of people each year, according to the World Health Organization. Due to its mutating strains, vaccine formulas must be regularly updated and only offer limited protection currently. Researchers in Australia said that "killer T cells"—found in over half the world's population—had shown in testing to be effective in fighting all common flu varieties. This means the cells...
  • Lago Vista ISD becomes another district to close for disinfecting due to flu (TX)

    01/31/2019 7:17:36 AM PST · by bgill · 3 replies
    kxan ^ | Jan. 30, 2019 | Russell Falcon
    Lago Vista Independent School District announced Wednesday it will cancel all classes in the district Thursday and Friday due to influenza-related absences. The closure aims to decrease the spread of the flu virus by keeping students at home. During this time, the LVISD custodial staff will thoroughly disinfect all buses and spaces. All school-related activities scheduled for Thursday and Friday — including evening activities — will continue at the discretion of the activity sponsor. KXAN spoke with a group of seventh graders who said they started noticing their friends get sick last week. "Friday, I saw like two of my...
  • Central Texas school closes for two days due to flu

    01/24/2019 4:09:39 PM PST · by bgill · 13 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Jan. 24, 2019 | Melanie Torre
    A Central Texas school district is shutting their doors for the rest of the week after the flu takes a toll on attendance. McDade ISD in Bastrop County is closed Thursday and Friday. Classes will resume Monday, January 28 according to the district. Even though no students were on campus, staff spent Thursday hard at work cleaning every surface in sight. "Anything within reach of human hands -- we have scrubbed it and disinfected it," says McDade ISD Superintendent Barbara Marchbanks. She has never closed school because of a virus in the five years she's been with the district...Dr. Eric...
  • (Catholic Caucus) Directives Regarding Liturgical Practices During the 2019 Flu Season

    01/15/2019 6:26:51 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Santa Fe ^ | January 14, 2019 | Celine B. Radigan, Director
    ALBUQUERQUE – Monday, January 14, 2019–IMMEDIATE RELEASE—New Mexico is one of the states listed by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as having widespread flu outbreaks and high Influenza-like Illness (ILI) Activity. Due to the severity of the flu season, the archdiocese will be taking the following steps in regards to the celebration of Mass: • During the Sign of Peace, instead of shaking hands or hugging, as is practiced in some parishes, it would be best to simply nod your head and avoid bodily contact.
  • CDC says it's another bad flu season with up to 7.3 million people sick so far

    01/11/2019 1:46:28 PM PST · by SMGFan · 59 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 11, 2019
    Up to 7.3 million people have been sick with flu so far this season, the CDC says. Half those people have been to the doctor because of flu, it says. As many as 83,500 people have been hospitalized because of flu, federal health officials say.
  • “Crisis” of Seriously Ill Migrants Slams Border Patrol—TB, Pneumonia, Influenza, Parasites

    01/07/2019 12:47:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 7, 2019
    Weeks after mainstream media outlets reported that illegal immigrants don’t bring disease into the United States, the Border Patrol reveals that it is getting slammed daily with dozens of illegal immigrants carrying “serious illnesses.” This includes tuberculosis, influenza and pneumonia. In fact, a Guatemalan migrant who died in U.S. custody on Christmas Eve had Influenza B, a virus that causes respiratory infections. Federal agents are referring 50 illegal immigrants a day for urgent medical care, according to figures obtained by Washington D.C.’s conservative newspaper . Authorities say “it’s unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.” Many of the migrants have tuberculosis,...
  • AP’s Obituary About Federalist Writer Bre Payton Slammed For Making It

    12/31/2018 12:21:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | December 31, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Cortney wrote about the sudden passing of Bre Payton, who was a regular fixture on Fox News and a staff writer for The Federalist. She was only 26. According to reports, she succumbed to the flu (H1N1) and possibly meningitis. Her friend Morgan Murtaugh found her unresponsive last Thursday in San Diego; Payton was in California guest hosting a show on One America News Network.I only met Bre a couple of times, but she was always a class act, very kind, and respected by many. She was talented, smart, and the Federalist was lucky to have her. She was prolific...
  • Did Bre Payton Die From the Flu Vaccine?

    12/29/2018 6:07:23 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 119 replies ^ | 12/28/18 | Paleo Fam
    Bre Payton, a-year-old political writer and TV commentator, died suddenly on Friday, a day after being hospitalized with H1N1 swine flu, her friends and employer said. A staff writer at The Federalist and frequent guest on Fox News, Payton was found “unresponsive and barely breathing” Thursday morning by a friend and was rushed to a San Diego hospital, according to a CaringBridge fundraising page set up for her. If Payton died from meningitis, which can cause sudden death, she likely had a weakened immune system, which could have been caused by influenza. It is unclear whether Payton received the flu...
  • Consevative writer Bre Payton dies suddenly at 26

    12/28/2018 3:00:10 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 108 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/28/18 | Joe Concha
    Conservative writer Bre Payton died suddenly Friday at age 26 after being diagnosed with an illness. Payton, a writer at The Federalist, was discovered unconscious by friend Morgan Murtaugh, early Thursday morning and was taken to a San Diego hospital. Murtaugh shared on Twitter that Payton had been diagnosed with H1N1 flu, commonly known as swine flu, before she died suddenly on Friday.
  • Urgent Prayers for Bre Payton (update: Bre has passed away)

    12/28/2018 9:59:59 AM PST · by infool7 · 116 replies
    Around 8:30 this morning, December 27th, Bre's friend went into her room and found her unresponsive and barely breathing. She immediately called 911 and Bre was taken to the hospital where she was admitted to the ICU, sedated & intubated, and doctors began working up a diagnosis. After a CT scan and hours of testing, they have determined she has the H1N1 flu and possibly meningitis. The doctors are concerned that her neurological signs are not great at this point and have informed us the next 24-48 hours are going to be critical for her. George is in the hospital...
  • Widespread flu activity across the country (includes Map)

    12/28/2018 8:25:12 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 28 replies ^ | Dec 27 2018 | staff
    Federal authorities are reporting widespread flu activity across the country and two states (Ga. & Colorado) with especially high levels. Previously high rate of influenza in Louisanna are beginning to drop off. This report consists of medical data as of 12/15/18, and includes a graphic map .
  • The Latest: Autopsy: Dead Guatemalan boy had influenza

    12/28/2018 6:16:08 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 28, 2018
    GUATEMALA CITY The Latest on an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in U.S. custody (all times local): 10:30 p.m. New Mexico authorities say an autopsy performed on the 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in U.S. custody shows he had the flu. The New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator says in a statement late Thursday that more tests need to be done before a cause of death can be determined for Felipe Gomez Alonzo.
  • 100 years after ‘Spanish Flu’: Is the world ready for the next pandemic?

    12/27/2018 1:55:24 PM PST · by Red Badger · 101 replies ^ | October 24th, 2018 | Gary Finnegan
    ‘In the winter of 1918-1919, a flu pandemic affected 500 million people and killed between 40 million and 70 million. ’ In the autumn of 1918, a global influenza outbreak began that would claim more lives than World War I (or the Great War). The war itself, which ended in November 1918, had a significant impact on how the virus spread around the world – and even influenced the name Spanish Flu. Soldiers from Fort Riley, Kansas, ill with Spanish influenza at a hospital ward at Camp Funston (US Army Photographer) ___________________________________________________________________ There was nothing particular ‘Spanish’ about the flu:...

    12/06/2018 2:44:12 PM PST · by NYer · 167 replies
    Infowars ^ | December 5, 2018 | Adan Salazar
    A Las Vegas man lost his vision, became partially paralyzed and has been unable to breathe without assistance since getting a flu shot last month.Shane Morgan and his wife Monique decided to get flu shots on November 2, believing it would help protect them and young family members ahead of the busy holiday season.But what they thought was a pro-active measure turned to horror when Shane began losing feeling in his arms and legs.“About 36-hours after he got the flu shot he started to get sick,” Monique explained to KSNV.“I never dreamed that any of this could ever happen,” Shane...
  • Father on Life Support After Getting Flu Shot, Family Blames Vaccine

    11/28/2018 8:13:33 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 43 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-11-28 21:00 | ay Greenberg
    A Las Vegas father has been hospitalized in a critical condition after receiving his flu shot, which his wife blames for her husband's life-threatening condition.
  • Why You May Still Get Sick After a Flu Shot (Like I did!)

    11/21/2018 2:28:52 PM PST · by Az Joe · 70 replies
    VeryWellHealth ^ | 11/09/2018 | Kristina Duda, RN
    Many of us have heard stories of people who still got sick even after getting a flu shot. Or perhaps you got the flu shot only to find yourself sick a few weeks later anyway.
  • Have Flu, Still Voted

    11/06/2018 10:17:00 AM PST · by piytar · 46 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Nov. 6, 2018 | Piytar
    Got hit with the flu yesterday. Feel aweful. Still drug myself to the polling site and voted. If you haven’t voted, GET OUT THERE AND VOTE! No excuses!!!
  • Should you get the flu shot? What to know about the 2018-19 flu season

    10/18/2018 9:22:03 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 100 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 18, 2018 | Madeline Farber
    Following last year’s flu season — the worst in decades, killing an estimated 80,000 Americans — health professionals have a strong warning for citizens as this year’s flu season arrives: get your flu shot. “The flu shot is incredibly important because it reduces your risk of contracting the flu,” Michelle Lin, an emergency room doctor, and professor of emergency medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, told Fox News on Thursday. Blah, blah, blah

    10/16/2018 12:14:08 PM PDT · by McQ444 · 17 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2018-10-16 21:00 | NINA GODLEWSKI
    Flu activity is beginning to pick up for the 2018-2019 season, and one of the earliest deaths was already reported.
  • This years flu vaccine - what the CDC wants you to know

    09/30/2018 12:34:50 PM PDT · by eastexsteve · 58 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | 9/27/2018 | Ron Brackett
    CDC Says 80,000 People Died of the Flu Last Winter in the U.S An estimated 80,000 people died of the flu and its complications in the U.S. last winter — the highest death toll for the diseases in at least four decades. At a Glance The CDC says everyone 6 months old or older should have a flu vaccination. This year's formulation is expected to work better than last year's. The flu season can begin as early as October or November.