Why This Flu Season Shouldn't Shock You

The 2012-2013 influenza virus season has shocked North America with its early start and high numbers of both cases as well as deaths. Yet the surge of concern and panic is somewhat unwarranted, especially considering the world knew almost eight months ago that this was coming.

London Gets the Gold Medal in Hygiene

Far away from the headlines of this headline-grabbing Olympics is an important lesson that can bring solace to almost every germaphobe. Unlike any other Olympics before, these Games have shown that preventing infection is not only possible, but also relatively easily accomplished.

Could New Swine Flu Go Pandemic?

TORONTO - A new study says flu viruses of swine origin that caused a dozen infections in the United States in the second half of last year appear to have pandemic potential.And the work, by scientists...

New Flu Virus Warning

The World Health Organization is urging countries to be on the lookout for new flu viruses.The WHO is stressing the importance of monitoring for new variants of flu and reporting any findings to the G...