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Beijing Reports First H7N9 Bird Flu Case
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Michigan Getting Hit Hard by Hong Kong Flu

Flu season has been tough in Michigan. Schools are closing and influenza rates are spiking.

Learn why this year's flu has been so widespread and severe in Michigan.

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Widespread Seasonal Flu Cases Jump To 25 States
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Flu Vaccine ‘Good Match to the Viruses Circulating’ in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is reporting an increase in flu activity across Michigan.

The good news is that this year's vaccine is matching well against the flu.

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Israel Officially Begins Its Campaign Against Swine Flu
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Cases of Swine Flu Reaches Eight in Michigan, Linked to County Fairs

Confirmed cases of the swine flu are rising across Michigan, including West Michigan.

Currently, there is no vaccine for swine flu and the seasonal flu vaccine will not protect against it.

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Animal Rescue Centres Feel The Strain After Christmas Pets Are Abandoned
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Canine Influenza Outbreak in Chicago, No Immediate Threat in Michigan

An outbreak of canine influenza requiring the treatment of 100 dogs has closed a Chicago animal shelter. Last spring, more than 1,000 dogs in the Chicago area became sick, according to NBC Chicago.

However, there have been no widespread reports of canine influenza in Michigan.

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Michigan Flu Levels Down for First Time Since January

This week's report from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services shows that statewide reports of flu-like symptoms are down for the first time since January.

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Flu in Michigan Near Highest Level Since 2009 H1N1 Pandemic

After a mild start to the flu season in Michigan, reports of flu-like symptoms are rising sharply according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

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Flu Hits New Seasonal High in Michigan

As reports of flu-like symptoms skyrocket in southwest Michigan, statewide reports of the flu have hit another seasonal high in Michigan.

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Flu Continues to Peak in Michigan, West Michigan Rates are Lowest in State

Reports of flu-like symptoms across Michigan continue to set new seasonal highs, while reports out of West Michigan remain the lowest of any region in the state.

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South Florida Begins Mass Distribution Of H1N1 Vaccine
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Michigan School Vaccination Waiver Submissions Down 39 Percent

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has announced that Michigan has seen a 39 percent decrease in the number of school vaccination waivers submitted this year compared to the same time last year.

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H1N1 Flu Tablet May Replace Flu Shot

Vaxart is testing an oral H1N1 influenza tablet which could replace the flu shot.

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Flu Shots Are Only 23 Percent Effective This Season, CDC Reports

On Thursday, health officials announced that flu shots are only 23 percent effective against this season's strain. This is not a good sign in a season where it seems more and more people are being stricken down with the flu. 

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How Doctors Avoid Getting Sick

It never fails, this time of the year I become a bit of a psycho when it comes to avoiding germs. I mean who wants to get sick? Especially when we're going into family overdrive around the holidays. So, how do doctors avoid it?

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