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Influenza Vaccines. FDA Approves Influenza Vaccines

Influenza Vaccines. FDA Approves Influenza Vaccines | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it has approved the 2011-2012 influenza vaccine formulation for all six manufacturers licensed to produce and distribute influenza vaccine for the United States.
Vaccination remains the cornerstone of preventing influenza, a contagious respiratory disease caused by influenza viruses. The vaccine formulation protects against the three virus strains that surveillance indicates will be most common during the upcoming season and includes the same virus strains used for the 2010-2011 influenza season.
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Symptoms of The Flu.

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Symptoms of Flu. Caring For Someone Who Has The Flu.

All types of flu can cause:

Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
Coughing and/or sore throat
Runny or stuffy nose
Headaches and/or body aches
Chills
Fatigue
Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

* It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.
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Pandemics. Preparing Ahead For A Pandemic

Pandemics. Preparing Ahead For A Pandemic | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

Pandemics aren’t just something that happens in movies like alien invasions. They really happen, and even if they are not deadly… they can significantly impact people’s daily lives on a local, national and even global scale. Unfortunately pandemics, like many other natural disasters, usually are only a matter of public discourse and concern when we are in the middle of a major crisis because of one. It would be wise for us all to understand the historic context of actual pandemics, be aware of the possible complications of pandemics, prepare our families with a checklist of items we need to be ready, and have a plan for how your family will respond to a major pandemic.

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