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Fairfax County Takes Pandemic Flu Preparedness Message To Small Businesses

Fairfax County will present the seminar "Keeping Your Business Healthy: Strategies for Small Businesses During an Influenza Pandemic" to small businesses throughout Fairfax County in May and June in a series of presentations at Board of Supervisors district offices.

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Optaflu influenza vaccine, receives support of European Union approval

Novartis has received a positive opinion supporting European Union approval of its cell culture-derived seasonal influenza vaccine Optaflu, which is aiming to become the first influenza vaccine to utilize a mammalian cell line, rather than chicken eggs, for antigen production.

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Researchers Find Surprising Pattern Of Influenza Spread In South America And Tropics

Researchers studying influenza transmission patterns in the Southern Hemisphere and in tropical areas, specifically Brazil, uncovered the unexpected finding that each season influenza travels from low populated regions near the equator to the more populated centers.

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DuPage County Health Department To Expand Influenza Vaccinations For Next Flu Season

The DuPage County Health Department is proposing an innovative public health program to seek community partnerships and better serve DuPage County residents with greater access to influenza vaccinations during thenext flu season in 2007-2008.

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