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Over 800 hepatitis A cases reported in La. outbreak

Over 800 hepatitis A cases reported in La. outbreak

This article appeared in FOX 8 News. Read more here. New hepatitis A cases documented by state health officials bring the total to over 800 infections. The latest numbers, shown on a database maintained by the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), note 818 cases...

Bulgaria declares nationwide flu epidemic

Bulgaria declares nationwide flu epidemic

This article appeared in Reuters. Read more here. Bulgaria declared a nationwide influenza epidemic on Thursday to deal with the rapid rise of type B flu cases in the Balkan country, the health minister said. All schools in the Black Sea state of 7 million were closed...

HPV tied to miscarriages and preterm births

HPV tied to miscarriages and preterm births

This article appeared in Reuters. Read more here. Pregnant women infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) may be at increased risk for miscarriages and preterm deliveries, a review of past research suggests. Mothers who have HPV are almost twice as likely as those who...

Dr. Haqqani: Rise in pediatric flu cause for concern

Dr. Haqqani: Rise in pediatric flu cause for concern

This article appeared in Midland Daily News. Read more here. As of the first of February, 78 flu-associated pediatric deaths had been reported this season. Of those deaths, 52 tested positive for influenza B, and 26 were confirmed as influenza A, according to the...

Maine sees first child flu death of season

Maine sees first child flu death of season

This article appeared in Fox News. Read more here. Maine health officials this week announced the first pediatric flu death in the state for the 2019-2020 season. The child, who was not identified, was younger than 5 years old and lived in southern Maine. He or she...