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2009-06-04 06:03:12

President Barack Obama requested that Congress release an additional $2 billion to support efforts by the CDC in the fight against the H1N1 swine flu.

2009-06-03 14:19:24

The most common risk factor in New York City for those hospitalized for H1N1 flu has been asthma, health department officials said.

2009-06-02 13:16:00

HALEIWA, Hawaii, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Amidst the swine flu scare, first grade teacher Jennifer Fixman has decided to make a difference. She is giving away a free song called "Wash Your Hands" to help children and their families to stay healthy.

2009-06-02 08:31:55

New swine flu cases have been identified and confirmed in all 50 US states and it has been established that the virus has affected 10,000 people across the country.

2009-05-29 14:05:14

The Mexican government has initiated a $92 million public relations campaign to boost tourism and business amid the global swine flu crisis, experts say. Jesus Almaguer, the Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau's chief executive officer, said the campaign is oriented toward changing the world's image of Mexico as the country where the H1N1 virus originated, USA Today reported Friday. Our main concern is to bring back the airlines, Almaguer said. Mexican hotels and resorts have also begun...

2009-05-28 06:39:58

Australian officials have placed stringent restrictions on cruise ships seeking to dock in Sydney in an effort to protect the country from more swine flu infections.

2009-05-21 06:25:00

A California survey of people hospitalized for swine flu points to the possibility that obesity may be as serious a risk factor for health complications as diabetes, heart disease and pregnancy.

2009-05-21 04:21:00

Frost & Sullivan's Web Conference on the current global situation LONDON, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Virus outbreaks and their impact on the airlines will be discussed during a web conference that Frost & Sullivan will host on Wednesday, 3 June, at 4 pm BST. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) Aerospace & Defence Research Analyst John Siddharth will analyse the current global situation and take a first look at how a possible pandemic could affect airline...

2009-05-19 02:17:00

BRISBANE, Australia, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Australia's fastest growing action sports label, Unit Clothing is teetering on the edge of controversy once more following the launch of a campaign to promote its 'Age of Panic' theme. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090519/NY19277 ) Unit has released its own range of face masks and respirators in an effort to combat the global threat of swine flu. Retaining its renowned edge, Unit has photographed its models demonstrating the...

2009-05-15 06:30:00

In an attempt to discredit rumors started by an Australian virologist that the swine flu was the failed product of a laboratory experiment, officials from the World Health Organization made an announcement on Thursday directly addressing the issue.

Latest epidemics Reference Libraries

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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