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Vomit Virus Makes Its Way To The U.S.

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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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Flu Outbreak KILLS Children!! CDC Declares An Epidemic!!

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The CDC has said that this year's flu epidemic may have reached it's peak.

But that doesn't mean it's still not SUPER deadly!

Those most at risk are young children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems.

Sadly, children have been hit really hard. There have been 20 deaths of people under 18 since the outbreak.

Chief of the Epidemiology and Prevention Branch of CDC's Influenza Division said:

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Flu Season Hits Early And Hard!

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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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Survivor's Lisa Whelchel Got West Nile Virus!

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lisa-whelchel-gets-west-nile-virus1.jpgLisa Whelchel may be trying to survive on Survivor: Philippines but she's also fighting for survival in real life!

She has West Nile virus!!

That sounds terrifying!

She said:

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Meningitis Outbreak: Owner Of Contaminated Pharmacy Brought Before Congress!

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spinal-steroid-meningitis-lawsuits__opt.jpgBarry Cadden, the owner and director of the New England Compounding Center that was found to be the source of the fungal meningitis outbreak, has appeared before Congress!

When questioned he plead the Fifth.

That meant that he was exercising his constitutional rights to not be forced to incriminate himself.

So the whole hearing in front of Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Florida, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations went like this:

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West Nile OUTBREAK Cases Still Growing!

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Don't go into full panic mode just yet!

The number of people infected with West Nile virus is still growing each year but this year's outbreak is slowing down!

The CDC has reported that 4,891 people have gotten the virus so far.

This years death toll is 223!

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Meningitis Outbreak: Things Getting WORSE!

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We previously mentioned that the fungal meningitis outbreak is far from over… and sadly, that's been true.

The outbreak has now spread to 19 states and has made 347 people sick!

Rhode Island became the 19th state to report that the outbreak has affected someone.

This is getting ridiculous!

We've said it before but still, we're so thankful that it's not contagious.

Massachusetts health officials are moving to revoke the license of the New England Compounding Center who's contaminated medications started this whole outbreak.

We think something fundamental needs to change in the compounding pharmacy industry so that something like this never happens again.

Check out the video (above) to hear how the FDA is responding to this crisis.

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