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Flu epidemic shuts all Moscow schools

MOSCOW — Moscow and two other cities shut their schools for a week Saturday and urged children not to play in groups in a bid to stamp out the worst flu outbreak to hit central Russia in more than a decade. The Moscow education department’s order covered more than 1,500…

WHO says swine flu pandemic is over

World Health Organization says swine flu pandemic is over The World Health Organization declared the swine flu pandemic officially over Tuesday, months after many national authorities started canceling vaccine orders and shutting down hot lines as the disease ebbed from the headlines. WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said the organization’s emergency…

Like it or not, flu shots work

This is super interesting. (Via.) The NY Times is understandably fascinated by the cultural and effort-related aspects of this story, which involves a bunch of researchers swooping in and using an isolated religious farming communities to conduct a test on disease transmission, but the results of the test are just…

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