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Medical Monday 11.11.13: Flu Shot Best SHOT at Prevention This Flu Season

| November 13, 2013

Flu season has begun. Healthcare practitioners say its not too late to practice an ounce of prevention by getting a flu shot.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say manufacturers now estimate more than 145 million doses of influenza vaccine will be produced for the U.S. market this season. That’s up from the initial […]

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First Case of Flu in Maine Confirmed

| October 28, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Health officials are confirming Maine’s first flu case of the season. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that an adult from Kennebec County tested positive late last week for the influenza A virus. The patient did not require hospitalization and is recovering at home. Annual outbreaks of […]

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Hospitals Full

| January 8, 2013

Maine’s early flu season is hitting the state hard, with more reported outbreaks than all of last season. The Maine Center for Disease Control says there were 10 outbreaks last season. This season, there’s triple that number with 27 at long-term care facilities, two in schools, one at a camp, and two at other institutions. […]

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