Symptoms of H1N1 (Swine Flu)

Hi. I’m Dr. Joe Bresee with CDC’s Influenza Division. I’m here to speak with you today about the symptoms of swine-flu infections and what to do if you get sick. Since March 2009, persons with infection caused by a new strain of swine-flu virus have been identified in the U.S. and other countries. It’s important…

Why Does the Flu Come Back Every Year?

Why Does the Flu Come Back Every Year?

‘The flu’ has become a slang term that refers to almost any ailment where you juuuust don’t feel quite right. But influenza proper is a handful of specific viruses that invade the respiratory lining, evade the immune system, and mutate at a rate that even the world’s most brilliant doctors, scientists, and health organizations struggle…

Man dies after contracting rare killer infection when his pet dog licked him – Today News

Man dies after contracting rare killer infection when his pet dog licked him – Today News

 A man has died after a dog lick caused a catalogue of horrific conditions including pneumonia, gangrene and a fever of 41C   Medics discovered the 63-year-old had been infected with Capnocytophaga canimorsus sepsis , a bacteria that is most commonly transmitted by bites and open wounds  Despite this, he somehow contracted the condition despite…