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  • Health officials urging drug users to get tested for HIV

    Health officials urging drug users to get tested for HIV

    Thursday, February 22 2018 2:04 PM EST2018-02-22 19:04:09 GMT
    43 cases of HIV have been reported as of Feb. 21 (Source: Raycom Media)43 cases of HIV have been reported as of Feb. 21 (Source: Raycom Media)

    Health officials say an investigation into a cluster of HIV infections in northern Kentucky has turned up more cases and they are encouraging intravenous drug users to get tested.

    Health officials say an investigation into a cluster of HIV infections in northern Kentucky has turned up more cases and they are encouraging intravenous drug users to get tested.

  • Flu shot only 36 percent effective, making bad year worse

    Flu shot only 36 percent effective, making bad year worse

    Thursday, February 15 2018 1:17 PM EST2018-02-15 18:17:43 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 7:53 AM EST2018-02-20 12:53:51 GMT
    The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against influenza.
    The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against influenza.
  • 22 more children die from flu, brings total to 84

    22 more children die from flu, brings total to 84

    Friday, February 16 2018 1:40 PM EST2018-02-16 18:40:09 GMT
    Friday, February 16 2018 1:40 PM EST2018-02-16 18:40:09 GMT

    Southern states have been especially hard hit ,with 24 of the pediatric deaths taking place in eight southern states.

    Southern states have been especially hard hit ,with 24 of the pediatric deaths taking place in eight southern states.

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