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Arizona restaurant patios are teeming with patrons, the stores are filled with holiday decorations, and daytime temperatures have dipped into the 80s. Fall has arrived in Arizona, and that means it’s also the beginning of flu season.
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Arizona’s flu cases more than doubled in the last week, according to the state Department of Health Services.
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Q: How can I tell whether I have a cold or the flu, and should I be vaccinated against the seasonal flu and H1N1?
Isaiah Deutsch developed a fever that ended up fanning his fervor for the game of baseball.
Will there be a third wave of the H1N1 pandemic?
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You may have heard that H1N1 influenza is primarily a disease of children. This is because H1N1 disproportionately infects infants, children and young adults. There were only two laboratory confirmed pediatric deaths from influenza through the 2006 to 2007 and 2007 to 2008 influenza seasons. In contrast, there were 12 pediatric deaths during the 2008-2009 season. Seven of those deaths were confirmed to be from H1N1.
The H1N1 virus has infected well over one million people in the United States and has become the CDC’s No. 1 priority. As a health care provider, I have an obvious interest in seeing the least suffering from illness. This is why I want people to get vaccinated as expeditiously as possible.
Jessica Symmes, 11, a sixth-grader at Altadeña Middle School in the Foothills, gets a shot administered by local physician Dr. Mark Tosca.
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Seasonal flu causes an estimated 36,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. As of Sept. 3, there have been 593 deaths this year – 20 of them in Arizona – from the H1N1, or what all my patients call swine flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
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I've been with the Ahwatukee Foothills News since May 1997, reporting on everything from education, to government, to cops and courts. On the Beat gives me a chance to write about the fun, odd, or interesting things I see that would, in many cases, never make it into the paper itself.