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Avoiding Swine Flu at County Fairs

Several swine flu cases have been reported at county fairs in Indiana this year. Tuesday the Allen County Fair began and organizers say they're taking precautions to prevent swine flu at the fairgrounds. Full story

Flu may explain seasonal birth differences: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Research has long shown slight health differences among babies born at different times during the year, and a new study suggests seasonal flu may be a contributing factor. Full story

Spring Conception Ups Risk of Preterm Birth

Babies conceived in the spring may be at increased risk of being born prematurely, a new study suggests. Full story

$1.5 Billion in DoD Contracts Includes Flu Vaccines and New Shirts

AstraZeneca subsidiary MedImmune Biologics won a contract to supply influenza vaccine doses deliverable by nasal spray. Full story

Mild strain of bird flu contained on Arkansas poultry farm

(Reuters) - A low-pathogenic strain of avian influenza was found on an Arkansas poultry farm, but was quickly contained and did not appear to be a threat to other poultry farms in the nation's second largest chicken state, a state poultry official said. Full story

Flu Vaccine Prevented 13 Million Illnesses Over 6 Years

Seasonal flu shots have prevented about 13.6 million cases of illness over the last six years, according to new estimates from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Full story

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  Bird Flu Fears Hit Wall St.

Morgan Stanley is moving a hedge fund meeting out of China after a new drug resistant bird flu strain causes 36 deaths, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  CDC joins the bird flu fight

The lethal influenza strain called bird flu is spreading in parts of China. NBC News' Erika Edwards reports.

  Talking Numbers: Bird Flu & Impact on Yum Brands

A look at how a bird flu outbreak in China could impact Yum Brands, which includes KFC. Is the downturn a buying opportunity or has the bird flu make the stock sick?

  Sanofi CEO on Bird Flu Fears

Sanofi CEO Chris Viehbacher shares his opinion on how China has handled recent bird flu concerns and what impact President Obama's budget might have on pharmaceuticals.

  Deadly strain of bird flu has US officials on alert

The CDC is developing a vaccine for a new strain of bird flu that has already killed at least five people in China. So far, the strain, known as H7N9, has not shown evidence that it can be passed person-to-person.

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