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Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine

Flu Vaccination Why should people get vaccinated against the flu? Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get the flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands or tens of thousands of people ...

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Flu Preventive Steps

Source:CDC Take time to get a flu vaccine. CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. While there are many different flu viruses, a flu vaccine protects against the viruses that research suggests will be most common. (See Vaccine Virus Selection for this season’s vaccine composition.) Flu vaccination can reduce ...

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Holding in a sneeze can be a literal pain in the neck

(CNN)If you are about to sneeze — even if you are in a quiet place — doctors would advise you to let it rip. A 34-year-old unnamed man in Britain learned that lesson the hard way and had to spend two weeks in the hospital due to his resulting injury. That’s according to a case report with the cringe-inducing title ...

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Hotline documentary: Poison on the menu II – what you eat could kill you!

Video documentary follows story. In the second part of the Hotline Documentary ‘Poison on the Menu’ which explores how the food you consume could be killing you slowly, we focus on pesticide poisoning. It’s one major but commonly underrated cause of foodborne diseases. As these farmers in the Fanteakwa District of the Eastern Region explain, there is no way their ...

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Foods from South Africa under FDA scrutiny; public caution urged

Source: Myjoyonline.com The Ministry of Health says following an outbreak of a food-based disease in South Africa, foods from that country have been put under scrutiny. According to the Ministry, dairy products, fruits and vegetables coming from South Africa into Ghana are being monitored to prevent a similar outbreak of the disease. The disease, Listeriosis, is food poisoning caused by ...

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98% of salad by street food vendors contain faecal matter – Health study

Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com A health study has revealed that 98 percent of salad samples prepared by street food vendors were contaminated with bacteria known as Escherichia coli which cause food poisoning. Researchers also found that 90 percent of the salad sampled were considered unsatisfactory for consumption based on the Ghana Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) food safety standards. “Apart ...

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Swine flu vaccines to arrive today

Source: citifmonline.com Vaccines for the H1N1 flu virus detected in the Ashanti Region will finally arrive in the country today [Wednesday]. This is according to the Head of Surveillance at the Ghana Health Service, Dr Asiedu Bekoe. The vaccines were expected to arrive in the country over the weekend but delayed. Confirming the latest development to Citi News, Dr Bekoe ...

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U/E: CSM kills two SHS students U/E: CSM kills two SHS students

At least two Senior High School students are confirmed dead after they were infected with Cerebrospinal Meningitis at Bawku in the Upper East Region. Eleven others who have also been diagnosed with the disease and are responding to treatment at the hospital. Reports say panic has gripped many boarding students in the municipality have been in and out of health ...

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