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2009-08-03 00:56:26

Parents and school staff will need to balance the need for being prepared with avoiding overreaction to influenza A H1N1, U.S. health experts say. Lloyd Kolbe and Dr. David Orentlicher, both of Indiana University Bloomington, citing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, say if teachers, administrators and parents emphasize hand washing now, instead of waiting for outbreaks, it will at least help prevent the spread of colds, or H1N1 flu. Orentlicher says the CDC...

2009-07-29 14:05:00

NEW YORK, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- FairChoice Systems has announced an expansion of FairChoice Health, its campus health management service, in response to rising concern about H1N1 (Swine Flu). FairChoice Health empowers campus health officers to alert students about disease prevention, monitor the spread of infection, and track vaccination compliance. FairChoice Health is the first and only end-to-end service for vaccination compliance management specifically designed for colleges and...

2009-07-27 09:05:00

WILLOW RIVER, Minn., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- One Heartland recently notified 82 children affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty just hours before they were scheduled to travel to Willow River, Minnesota that their camp session was cancelled. The session, part of the organization's Camp Heartland program, was cancelled after two volunteer counselors were diagnosed with the H1N1 virus, commonly known as the Swine Flu. One Heartland has launched the "Alternative Session Fund" which asks people...

2009-07-27 06:40:16

Israel's Health Ministry said lab results confirmed the country's first fatality from the H1N1 virus Monday. Hospital officials said they suspected a 35-year-old man admitted to a hospital in the southern Israeli resort town of Eilat died over the weekend from the swine flu virus. The Health Ministry opted to wait for the results of lab tests before confirming the suspicions, Israeli media reports said Monday. According to the ministry, approximately 1,000 Israelis were diagnosed with the...

2009-07-24 14:14:00

MADISON, N.J., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an emergency use authorization to the company's Focus Diagnostics business for its test for detecting the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus (the "pandemic flu virus"), a strain of influenza A virus initially referred to as the swine flu virus. The...

2009-07-08 22:23:59

Minnesota health officials confirmed Wednesday afternoon two deaths in the Twin Cities area were attributed to swine flu. The health officials told the Minneapolis Star Tribune one was an elderly person who had underlying medical problems and had been hospitalized. The second was a child with an extensive bacterial infection in addition to the H1N1 virus. These deaths bring to three the number of swine flu deaths in Minnesota, the health officials said in a release. The latest statistics...

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2009-07-08 11:25:10

Health authorities in Canada have reported cases of a new virus among hog farm workers in the province of Saskatchewan. The Public Health Agency of Canada said the new virus is unrelated to the current H1N1 swine flu. It is comprised of genes from a seasonal human H1N1 flu strain and a virus known as triple reassortant H3N2, which is common among swine, according to Dr. Greg Douglas, Saskatchewan's chief veterinary officer. "Preliminary results indicate the risk to public health is low and...

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2009-07-06 13:45:00

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Monday that the swine flu has infected 94,512 people globally and has caused 429 deaths since it was first detected back in April. The WHO said in its statement that the A(H1N1) virus has spread throughout 136 countries and territories.  The WHO's latest update shows 4,591 new swine flu cases and 47 more deaths since the last numbers released on Friday. Argentina reported 34 more deaths, bringing its toll to 60, which has been the largest...

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2009-07-06 13:12:00

A Red Cross official has sharply criticized the way countries are handling the impact of communicable disease in poor countries, in contrast with flu or heart disease in rich nations. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies released a reported on Monday that warned the crippling and growing burden of epidemics like dengue fever, polio, or meningitis was not being sufficiently addressed. "We do not see interest, we only see vague, uncoordinated interest in...

2009-07-06 10:40:25

While Thailand has reported more than 2,000 cases of H1N1 flu, most of the new cases do not appear to be serious, health officials said. The majority of the people with new infections have mild symptoms, Public Health Minister Witthaya Kaewparadai told The Bangkok Post in a story published Monday. This group of patients can be treated with paracetamol, a lot of rest at home and drinking plenty of water, he said, noting those suffering from high fever, severe coughing and breathing...


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2011-01-12 16:33:15

Dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), caused by the dengue virus, is among the spectrum of acute febrile tropical disease and is transmitted by mosquitoes. Occurring mainly in the tropics it can be life threatening and is caused by four closely related virus stereotypes of the genus Flavivirus. It was identified and named in 1779. It has a nickname of "breakbone fever" due to it causing sever generalized bodyache. It tends to be more prevalent in the urban districts of its range...

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