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Fifteen flu deaths likely just the tip of the iceberg, health officials say

At least 15 people have died from the flu in Ottawa this winter, but public health officials say that is likely just a fraction of the actual number. Given changes to the way flu is being tracked and ... read more

Swine flu cases 'tip of the iceberg'

Confirmed cases represent a small fraction of the total cases, health officials say. The state recorded its first death from the flu strain last ... Minnesota equate to just 1.1 percent of the total. ... read more

Swine fever mystery threatens China's $128 billion pork industry

The virus has been reported in seven Chinese provinces since Aug. 1, causing the deaths ... likely to spread rapidly among China's 433 million pigs and reach other countries, potentially even the U.S. ... read more

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China’s US$128 billion pork industry is under threat by a deadly, mysterious virus

With no vaccine to protect animals, researchers say the ... ham - is likely to spread rapidly among China’s 433 million pigs and reach other countries, potentially even the US. “What we’re seeing so f... read more


First defense against swine flu - seasonal vaccine

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. health officials strengthened their recommendations for seasonal flu vaccines on Friday ... been officially confirmed, with 302 deaths. “But ... that’s really just the tip ... read more

23 deaths in Washoe County attributed to flu

(KOLO) UPDATE 3/8/18: The Washoe Health District is now reporting 23 deaths attributed to the flu during the 2017-2018 winter ... positive to the disease in Washoe County. That is just the tip of the ... read more

Manhattan school closes as swine flu unease spreads; Experts: As many as 100,000 cases in U.S.

"It's just the tip of the iceberg ... to this flu." Officials said the flu is primarily infecting people between the ages of 5 and 17, but those at most risk of serious illness or death are people who ... read more

Flu cases soar in Alberta as H1N1 continues to spread

Most people who become sick with flu will not be tested, so numbers posted by AHS are usually just the tip of the iceberg with regards to what the province is experiencing. The number of flu-related d... read more

Swine flu could kill hundreds of thousands in U.S. if vaccine fails, CDC says

According to the most recent figures posted this morning, the U.S. has so far seen 43,771 laboratory-confirmed cases of H1N1, and 302 deaths, "but that is just the tip of the iceberg ... to 15% of peo... read more

CDC official: Virus hitting Midwest could be ‘tip of iceberg’

(CNN) – A respiratory virus is sending hundreds of children to hospitals in Missouri and possibly throughout the Midwest and beyond, officials say. The unusually high number of hospitalizations report... read more

Flu season well underway, set to be the Grinch that steals Christmas

But she cautioned those numbers are just the tip of the iceberg ... flu if given soon after infection and can also reduce the chances of getting the bug — although they are not a substitute for vaccin... read more



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