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Influenza and norovirus concerns – expert responds

John Kerr posted in on January 16th, 2013.

Not one, but two infectious diseases have been raising concerns among New Zealand experts as they prepare for the 2013 winter season. A strain of H3N2 influenza virus is currently causing high levels of hospitalisations in the northern hemisphere, reaching epidemic proportions in the US and linked to over 20 child deaths there so far this […]

Flu reaching ‘epidemic’ proportions? – Expert responds

Dacia Herbulock posted in on July 27th, 2012.

Claims that an influenza epidemic of swine flu proportions are set to overwhelm the country are overblown, according to virologists at the National Influenza Centre.  Media reports that a ‘new strain’ of influenza — H3N2 — causing hallucinations and crippling nausea, is heading north from Canterbury, and that flu admissions are at ‘epidemic’ levels, are […]

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