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CDC: H1N1 Swine Flu Picking Up Steam Nationwide


From Nov through Dec 2013, CDC receivednumerous reports of severe respiratory illness among young and middle-aged adults. Many were infected with influenza A (H1N1) pdm09 (pH1N1) virus. Multiple pH1N1-associated hospitalizations, including many requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission, and some fatalities have been reported. The pH1N1 virus that emerged in 2009 caused more illness in…

More U.S. Sailors Claim Cancer from Helping at Fukushima

Operation Tomodachi

Dozens of U.S. sailors from the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier developing serious illnesses after Fukushima response effort. When the USS Ronald Reagan responded to the tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011, Navy sailors including Quartermaster Maurice Enis gladly pitched in with rescue efforts. But months later, while still serving aboard the aircraft carrier,…

Guangdong on High Alert Against H7N9


Health authorities in south China’s Guangdong Province are on high alert against H7N9 bird flu after six human cases were confirmed this week. Guangdong has launched an emergency monitoring plan and announced 130 designated hospitals. “Guangdong faces a high risk of sporadic human H7N9 infections. But the risk of an epidemic is very low. We’re…