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Preventions for the Flu That Killed 5 in Georgia

Five people died this flu season according to a Georgia Department of Public Health report. The virus is now widespread in Georgia. The Center for Disease Control lists several ways to prevent getting the flu. The CDC’s site says what to look for when you’re wondering if you have the flu. The CDC clears up the…

No flu for you?

Researchers at the University of Georgia and Sanofi Pasteur, a multinational pharmaceutical company announced today the development of a vaccine that protects against multiple strains of both seasonal and pandemic H1N1 influenza in mouse models. Using a technique called Computationally Optimized Broadly Reactive Antigen, UGA researchers Donald Carter, Christopher Darby and Bradford Lefoley created nine…

What vaccines are doing for public health

By Abby Jessen Vaccines are improving public health, and experts from the UGA College of Public Health and Athens Regional have teamed up to talk about it on Wednesday night. They will explain the reasons for and science behind vaccine use, address vaccination safety, and discuss the role vaccines have played in protecting public health. Dr. José…

Where to get your flu shot in Northeast Georgia

By Danielle Herman Cold weather has descended upon the Northeast Georgia area, bringing with it the onset of flu season. According to the Centers for Disease Control, flu season begins in October and lasts until May. Influenza can affect everyone differently, ranging in age and health. The best way to reduce chances of catching the…