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08/25/20
Warning of Potential “Twindemic,” Public Health Officials Press for Early Flu Vaccination
The expected severity of the 2020-21 flu season is not yet known, but there is growing concern that even a mild flu strain could have a compounding impact because of COVID-19.
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07/28/20
Coronavirus Is Not the Only Virus Spreading this Summer
In this COVID-19 era, it’s still important to remind patients to take precautions against the West Nile virus by using insect repellent and wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants to prevent mosquito bites. 
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07/14/20
FDA Warning: Some Brands of Hand Sanitizer Are Toxic
Due to the pandemic, hand sanitizers are a hot commodity, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending the use of sanitizers that contain at least 60% ethanol alcohol, along with frequent hand washing.
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01/28/20
IDPH’s Health Alert for Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Covers What Physicians Need to Know
Covers What Physicians Need to Know
The death toll from the coronavirus continues to rise and the cases are now in the thousands. China is warning that coronavirus can spread even before someone has any symptoms.
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