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    • 31 JAN 18
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    Super Bowl fans could be tackled by the flu

    MINNEAPOLIS – Before the Patriots take on the Eagles, one million people are expected to attend Super Bowl related events in Minneapolis on Sunday. So organizers are taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of flu. Across the NFL experience, workers are busy disinfecting and wiping down equipment multiple times a day. “I’m not a

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    • 31 JAN 18
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    CDC director resigns after report about tobacco stock trading

    Brenda Fitzgerald, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has resigned following a report that she traded tobacco stock while leading the agency tasked with reducing use of tobacco. The Department of Health and Human Services accepted Fitzgerald’s resignation. “This morning Secretary Azar accepted Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald’s resignation as Director of the

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    • 31 JAN 18
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    Why senators are wearing purple ribbons to State of the Union

    Senators in attendance at President Trump’s first State of the Union address will be wearing purple ribbons to bring awareness the opioid epidemic on Tuesday evening. Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer, D-New York, was seen wearing a purple ribbon at the event, and several senators tweeted selfies wearing a purple ribbon.   Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia,

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    • 30 JAN 18
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    7-year-old boy from Virginia dies from flu, family says

    A 7-year-old from Southwest Virginia may be the latest victim of this year’s deadly flu season. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has confirmed the death of Kevin Baynes Jr., CBS affiliate WTVR reports. According to a GoFundMePage set up by the child’s family, Kevin “passed away from the flu and strep throat.” Officially, the

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    • 30 JAN 18
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    Schools in 12 states close to fight flu outbreak

    DALLAS — Schools across the country are fighting the flu, classroom by classroom. On Monday, Bishop Lynch High School resumed classes after it closed last week to let work crews disinfect the entire school property. School nurse Patty Barton saw more kids in the clinic than in the classroom. “This year it really is unprecedented,” she

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    • 29 JAN 18
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    How do people die from the flu?

    The United States is in the midst of a deadly flu season. The latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 37 children have died so far this flu season, which began in October. The flu is currently widespread in 49 states, and doctors across the country continue to see more

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    • 29 JAN 18
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    Complications from flu claim mom’s unborn baby

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