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A rare case of brain-eating amoeba has been confirmed in Florida. Officials are telling residents to take precautions with tap water and to swim with nose clips.

A Florida resident was infected with a dangerous brain-eating amoeba. This amoeba is rare, with only 34 infections confirmed in America from 2009 to 2018. The Florida Department of Health warned residents of Hillsborough County, which includes Tampa, to avoid nasal contact with tap water and to avoid swimming in […]
A rare case of brain-eating amoeba has been confirmed in Florida. Officials are telling residents to take precautions with tap water and to swim with nose clips.
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6 American jobs most at risk of coronavirus exposure

The novel coronavirus outbreak was officially labelled a pandemic by the WHO on Wednesday, after spreading to over 100 countries and infecting over 121,000 people. Business Insider used data from the US Labour Department to look at what occupations could be hit the hardest by a broader outbreak. In addition […]
6 American jobs most at risk of coronavirus exposure
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The common cold in babies: How to treat it and when to see a doctor

Children can catch as many as eight colds a year. Children with the common cold should experience symptoms like cough, fever, and congestion for about 7 to 10 days This article was medically reviewed by Graham Snyder, MD, MS, who is the medical director for the Infection Prevention and Hospital […]
The common cold in babies: How to treat it and when to see a doctor
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Yes, you can still get the flu after a flu shot

You can still get the flu after being vaccinated. If you get the shot too early in the year, its effectiveness could wane, according to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. The flu vaccine can take the average healthy adult’s immune system up to two weeks to build up […]
Yes, you can still get the flu after a flu shot
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When is flu season and why there is a flu season in the first place

In the Northern Hemisphere, flu season typically begins in October and peaks between December and February, with cases continuing as late as May. The virus survives better in cold weather because it has a protective gel-like coating that allows it to survive in the air and be passed from person […]
When is flu season and why there is a flu season in the first place
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The flu is highly contagious, especially in the first 4 days

The flu is highly contagious. The flu virus is most contagious in the first three to four days after you get it, even if symptoms haven’t appeared yet. The flu is no longer contagious once your temperature has returned to normal and you’re fever-free for at least 24 hours. This […]
The flu is highly contagious, especially in the first 4 days
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The flu shot is 46% effective for this year’s 2020 flu season

Data so far indicates that this year’s flu vaccine is 45% overall effective, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The flu vaccine was more effective against flu type B this year compared to flu type A. This article was reviewed by Tania Elliott, MD, who specialises […]
The flu shot is 46% effective for this year’s 2020 flu season