Vaccine

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Experimental Ebola Vaccine Could Stop Virus In West Africa

LONDON (AP) — An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study […]

07/31/2015

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USDA: Bird Flu Vaccine Works On Chickens; Testing On Turkeys

Scientists have developed a vaccine strain that has tested 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu and testing is underway to see if it also protects turkeys, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the House Agriculture Committee at a hearing on Wednesday.

07/22/2015

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USDA: Bird Flu Vaccine Not Good Enough For Outbreak

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a bird flu vaccine doesn’t work well enough to approve it for emergency use against the current outbreak that’s shaken the Midwest poultry industry.

06/03/2015

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With Bird Flu Spreading, USDA Starts On Potential Vaccine

As losses to poultry producers continue to climb from a deadly strain of bird flu, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a potential vaccine in response to the current outbreak.

04/22/2015

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Flashback: Measles Outbreak In 2011 Sickened 21

The University of Minnesota is in the news this week after a student tested positive for measles – the first confirmed measles case for the school in 20 years. But it hasn’t been long since Minnesota experienced an outbreak.

01/29/2015

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Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict

Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.

10/22/2014

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Health Watch: New Vaccine Developed Against Mosquito Born Illness

A new vaccine against a virus spread by mosquitos is showing promise in early tests. The virus is called Chikungunya. It showed up in the U.S. for the first time this year and can cause debilitating joint pain.

08/16/2014

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Minn. Forum Set Up To Help Ease Vaccine Shortages

In a bid to overcome flu-vaccine shortages in some areas, Minnesota officials have set up a forum to connect health care providers who have vaccine with those who don’t.

01/28/2013

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Minn. Teen Dies From Complications Of Flu

A Minnesota teen who was fighting for her life, after being ill with the flu, has passed away.

01/08/2013

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Nasty Flu Season Start Outpaces H1N1 Outbreak

A 14-year-old St. Louis Park girl is fighting for her life as she battles the flu and its complications.

01/03/2013

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‘U Of M’ Report: Flu Shots Not As Effective As Previously Reported

There’s a “misperception” that current influenza vaccines are highly effective, which is standing in the way of creating new, more effective vaccines, according to a new report from the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP).

10/15/2012

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Mom Warns Parents To Vaccinate After Baby’s Near Death

A Minnesota mother is pushing all parents to vaccinate their kids after a case of whooping cough put her baby in intensive care for nearly a month.

02/09/2012

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‘U’ Expert: We Need A Better Flu Shot

Health officials say it’s a good time to get a flu shot. But one expert says it’s also time for a better vaccine.

10/06/2011

Flu Shots, H1N1, generic

Thinner Needles Make For Less Painful Flu Shots

There’s now a less painful way to get a flu shot this year.

09/30/2011

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Bachmann Says Vaccine Retardation Claim Not Hers

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says she was not linking a vaccine aimed at preventing cancer to mental retardation when she repeated a woman’s claim that the vaccine had caused her daughter’s retardation.

09/19/2011

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2 Brain Cancer Patients Meet After Promising Treatment

The University of Minnesota brought together a couple of brain cancer patients with very similar stories, but with one major difference. John Huls is a man and Piper is a Golden Retriever.

09/19/2011

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Study: Chicken Pox Vaccine Really Helping

A new study is showing that the chicken pox vaccine is really paying off.

07/25/2011

Flu Shots, H1N1, generic

Flu Season Normal But Far From Over

The flu season can have several peaks in the course of the winter. There have been two flu-related deaths in Minnesota but overall, it’s been a normal season.

01/30/2011

Is It Flu Or a Fluke?

  Has the flu season already begun – or is it just an influenza fluke?

09/15/2010

Flu Shots Already Available

It might still be the height of summer, but you can get a leg up on the upcoming flu season by getting a flu shot.

08/18/2010