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Drug That Promises to Kill Flu in a Day Approved in Japan

Drug That Promises to Kill Flu in a Day Approved in Japan
Japan has approved a drug that its maker says can kill the flu virus in 24 hours, advancing what health experts believe could be a breakthrough in the way the illness is treated. Friday's fast-tracked approval from Japan's health ministry means Shionogi & Co.

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CDC seeking $400 million to replace lab for deadliest germs

CDC seeking $400 million to replace lab for deadliest germs
Thirteen years after building a state-of-the-art lab for the world's most dangerous germs, the nation's top public health agency is asking for more than $400 million to build a new one. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the current lab building in Atlanta is quickly wearing down, and cannot be upgraded without shutting down the facility for years.

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Flu kills 13 more children, bringing the toll this season to 97 kids

Flu kills 13 more children, bringing the toll this season to 97 kids
The flu vaccine may only be 36% effective, but it could significantly decrease your chance of a heart attack. Tony Spitz has the details.

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