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CDC Seasonal Flu Surveillance Update: 15 Million Illnesses, 140K Hospitalizations and 8,200 Deaths

The Influenza Division at CDC collects, compiles and analyzes information on influenza activity year-round in the United States. FluView, a weekly influenza surveillance report, and FluView Interactive, an online application which allows for more in-depth exploration of influenza surveillance data, are updated each week. The data presented each week are preliminary and may change as more data is [...]

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In 1918 We Faced the Flu Pandemic. Today, We’re Still Fighting the War.

In another century, maybe we'll be rid of the flu for good. ABBY NORMAN FEBRUARY 9TH 2018  1918: The War We Lost In 1918, the United States fought two wars. One it lost, and one it won. You may have learned about World War I in history class, or even from your relatives. As a [...]

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FBI Seeks Tamiflu Supplier for Pandemic Flu Preparedness Program

by Global Biodefense 12 Jul 2018 The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking suppliers for anti-viral therapeutic Tamiflu to support is Pandemic Flu Preparedness Program stockpile. The FBI needs approximately 3,300 does of Tamiflu each year and in order to meet its stockpile requirements, which must be rotated on continuous use and expiring medications. [...]

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These Two Drug-Resistant Microbes Are New ‘Urgent Threats’ to Americans’ Health

A new report reveals that drug-resistant germs infect and kill more people than previous estimates suggested. The U.S. faces two new urgent threats to public health: a couple of drug-resistant germs called Candida auris and Acinetobacter, health officials announced today. These microbes have built up resilience against the drugs designed to kill them, meaning they [...]

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How Many U.S. Nuclear Plants are Located Near Earthquake Faults?

The vulnerability of a reactor to an earthquake depends on two factors: Proximity to seismically active areas; and The ability of the reactor and associated infrastructure to withstand an earthquake, which depends on its design and construction. Risk of Earthquakes See this link for an active mapping application to explore the earthquake hazard around active U.S. [...]

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Bill Gates revealed a scary simulation that shows how a deadly flu could kill more than 30 million people within 6 months.

When the 1918 influenza pandemic was spreading around the world 100 years ago, it was so deadly and contagious that it took only five weeks to spread across the US. In just over a year, that virus infected 500 million around the globe — a third of the world's population. It killed between 50 and 100 million people, [...]

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There’s Another Virus Stalking America: It’s Called the Flu

While the world scrambles to contain the coronavirus, the U.S. flu season may be taking a turn for the worse. It’s already killed 10,000. A second wave of seasonal influenza is taking hold in the U.S., just as health officials are on high alert for new cases of the novel coronavirus. Many of the symptoms [...]

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Deadly Bioterror Threats: Six Real Risks

In the wake of concerns about controlling a new, highly lethal substance, Healthline asked the experts about the biggest bioterror threats we face. Bioterrorism is back in the news with word of a dangerous new strain of botulism, for which there is no antidote. The strain is so powerful, the researchers who discovered it won't release its genetic [...]

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Harvard Medical School and Department of Emergency Medicine

The Handbook of Bio-terrorism and Disaster Medicine. Read the full book here

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