As if flu season wasn't enough…
The CDC announced that there is a new strain of norovirus running rampant across the globe… and it's made its way to the good ol' U.S. of A!
The new "GII 4 Sydney" strain of the virus has caused over 140 outbreaks in the U.S. since September!
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At no point did anyone take Hugh Jackman seriously last night at the Golden Globes when he joked about the lack of importance of getting a flu shot.
Because, you see, it was a joke — he had the flu. He didn't like the flu, and he wasn't promoting how easy it was to have the flu. He was joking because he SHOULD HAVE gotten a flu shot.
Yet, here's the CDC losing their damn minds over it!
Here's what a rep said:
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Thank goodness for technology!
Now we can prove to sexual partners that we're STD free! Just by bumping phones!
The new smartphone feature called "safe bumping" uses an app called MedXSafe where people can quickly exchange contact info and STD-free status.
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Well, this sucks: Chlamydia is on the rise in the U.S., and rates continue to climb in 2011.
This is referring to those that are diagnosed, of course, as there's no real way of knowing how bad the issue is with those who aren't. The jump in diagnosis is probably because of increased screening and more sensitive tests. Better news is that
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Great… just what we needed… looks like this year is going to have another big flu season!
The CDC is warning that this year's flu season is hitting hard and early!
Five states (Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas) have already been reporting higher than normal flu incidences.
Three schools in Tennessee have already closed for the week because so many students and teachers are so sick!
So what can you do??
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Most of the time, the people who are getting tested for HIV are those who are at risk.
But the the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) believe that everyone should be tested routinely!
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Flu season is here!!! Hide yo kids, hide yo wife!
Is this flu season gonna be one for the record books??
An epidemic intelligence service officer at the CDC said:
"The severity of each season is unpredictable."
Oh. Well that's doesn't help much.
So, just in case it's a bad flu season, there are some helpful tips you can use to stay safe and healthy:
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