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Equine Influenza in Australia

In August 2007, an unprecedented outbreak of equine influenza tore through Australia. According to Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia's national science agency, equine influenza "is an acute, highly contagious, viral disease that can cause rapidly spreadi

Types of Flu

Learn more from WebMD about different strains of flu and how they can be prevented.

How to Care for a Cold

Flu and colds are caused by different viruses. A cold is called an upper respiratory infection, because it involves the nose, throat and surrounding air passages. Most colds do not include fever, chills or substantial lung involvement.

TB Shot Side Effects

The BCG vaccine is not recommended for many U.S. citizens.la seringue image by richard villalon from Fotolia.comTB, or tuberculosis, is an infectious disease that most commonly attacks the lungs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it can affect any part of the...

Officials Announce Flu Vaccine Distributions

State health departments are set to receive the full amount of their expected flu vaccine orders despite remaining widespread shortages of the vaccine this flu season, government officials say.

Bird Flu (Avian Flu)

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of bird flu (avian flu) including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.

Bathroom Germs

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of bathroom germs including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.

FDA Panel Says Cold Drug Is Effective

Phenylephedrine, a widely-sold cold drug, appears to be effective in relieving runny nose and other cold symptoms in adults and children over 12, an FDA panel concludes.

How to Dry Up Phlegm

"Phlegm" describes the increased mucus produced in your respiratory tract in response to a variety of illnesses and activities, such as a allergies, colds, bronchitis or smoking. The cause of mucus production will influence its duration. For instance, phlegm due to smoking will likely be an ongoing

Ear Infection Treatments

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of ear infection treatments including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.

Household Cold Remedies

Household cold remedies are comprised of foods, herbal supplements, and steam to relieve symptoms and provide comfort. Using household remedies to treat a cold requires few ingredients which can be easily obtained at grocery or health food stores, and equipment that is commonly available at discoun

U.S. Tries to Pre-empt Bird Flu Fears

Wary of public panic if bird flu reaches U.S. shores, Bush administration officials Monday sought to explain to Americans -- and the media -- what infected birds do and do not mean.

Child Ear Infections

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of ear infections in young children including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.

How to Resolve the Symptoms of Hay Fever

Hay fever affects millions of Americans every year. Respiratory allergy symptoms generally appear after exposure to an allergen that creates an immune system reaction. The most common hay fever allergens include mold, ragweed, pollen and dust. The best line of defense is to avoid exposure to these a

Head & Ear Congestion

Head and ear congestion can be annoying, uncomfortable and even painful. It doesn't just occur during cold and flu season. It can happen year round, for a variety of reasons. If you recognize the symptoms as soon as they happen, you can treat it before it becomes more serious.

OTC Medicines for Cough

When to use OTC cough medicines and how to use them properly; the different types and what each can actually do.