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South Korea to Declare Itself Free of Bird Flu

South Korea plans to declare itself free of bird flu this week, more than three months after a series of outbreaks led authorities to slaughter nearly 8.5 million birds, an official said Sunday. Keep Reading

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First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Illinois

The most recent human case of infection with West Nile virus is a 28-year-old woman from Aurora. The woman reported the onset of illness in late July, but she was not hospitalized. West Nile symptoms are similar with those of flu: nausea, fever, headaches, backache, lack of appetite, muscle aches. The virus can seldom lead to meningitis or death.

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Federal CDC Director to Speak at Pandemic Conference

Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will be the keynote speaker at a pandemic flu preparedness conference Logistics Health Inc. will host at its La Crosse headquarters from 10 to 3 p.m. Sept. 4.

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A Better Way, Stat

One way to control health care costs — as well as keep emergency rooms from being overrun — is to fundamentally change the way that primary health care services are delivered. The traditional model dictates that patients with a chronic condition, such as diabetes or heart disease, must book an appointment with a physician between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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