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DOCTOR IS IN: Nation moves quickly toward H1N1 vaccine

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Assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine; Medical director of the Hope Clinic of the Emory Vaccine Center; investigator in the adult H1N1 influenza clinical trials.
With the arrival of fall, and schools and colleges well under way, Georgia already has seen a substantial number of cases of novel H1N1 flu. Although it appears that most cases have been mild, there have been more serious cases, just as there are every year with seasonal flu.

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H1N1 pandemic spreading too fast to count: WHO

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* H1N1 virus has spread more quickly than other pandemics

* WHO says pointless to count individual cases

* But countries should track deaths, unusual patterns

By Stephanie Nebehay

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Resistance to flu drug widespread in U.S. - study

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Few doctors even test patients for flu, and Tamiflu is not widely prescribed. But the news is sobering because the pill, known generically as oseltamivir, is one of the few weapons against influenza, which kills an estimated 36,000 people in the United States in an average year. It is also considered a key weapon against a potential pandemic of a new type of influenza, and this study suggests the virus can rapidly evade its effects. This season, nine children have died from influenza, most apparently healthy before they got infected, the CDC reports.

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Antibodies protect against bird flu and more

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The antibodies -- immune system proteins that attach to invaders such as viruses -- also might be used to protect front-line workers and others at high risk in case a pandemic of flu broke out, the researchers said.In tests on mice the viruses neutralized several types of influenza A viruses, including the H5N1 avian influenza virus.

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Diet Virus

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A diet lacking in the mineral selenium may allow viruses to mutate and become more virulent, scientific research suggests. A human flu virus used to infect mice given a selenium free diet was found to have undergone genetic changes.

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