The Abilene Zoo is taking major precautionary steps to protect the birds of the Zoo from certain types of avian influenza. Other counties in Texas have reported current cases of the avian flu, but NOT in Abilene.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) just revealed that as of mid-January, the flu has officially reached the “epidemic” status in America. The report states that "the flu vaccine is only about 60 percent effective, so for every one million Americans that get the flu shot, 400,000 come down with the flu." That means 40% of those people vaccinated are spreading the disease, raising the l
On Christmas day I had relatives come to my house, they were coughing and looking sickly. I asked them to leave because I didn't want to catch whatever they had. I didn't, but my wife, child and dad all got what was later discovered to be the flu. I got on the web to check what could be done to avoid catching what they had. That's when I found this "Misconceptions About Getting Sick" vid
Unless you’ve been hiding out under the covers shivering, nursing a fever and clutching your achy bones, you probably know this has been a brutal flu season.
What you may not know is there are measures you can take to avoid the flu -- and most of them are pretty darned simple. So, what are they?
It's that time of year, when you give everybody who coughs on the train a dirty look and tie your hands to your waist with elastic to keep from accidentally touching your face until you've had a chance to wash them under soap and water for at least three minutes. That's right. It's flu season. Here are some tips for coming out on the other side okay.
What exactly causes autism is still uncertain, but researchers are investigating the possibility that a mother having the flu while she is pregnant may increase the likelihood of her child being born with the condition.