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2009-05-04 10:00:00

RESEDA, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The medical director for the Los Angeles Jewish Home, the largest single-source provider of senior residential housing in the western United States, today shared the Home's recommendations for symptoms seniors should be on the lookout for and precautions to take as fear of swine flu continues to spread throughout the world. "The symptoms are very similar to that of the flu bugs we're all familiar with," said Dr. Rick Smith, Jewish Home medical director....

2009-05-03 07:30:00

Cases of H1N1 infections continue to rise as the virus spreads throughout the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) said Saturday that sixteen countries have now officially reported a total of 658 cases of swine flu. The following countries have reported lab-confirmed H1N1 cases with no deaths - Austria (1), Canada (51), China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1), Costa Rica (1), Denmark (1), France (2), Germany (6), Israel (3), Netherlands (1), New Zealand (4), Republic of Korea...

2009-05-01 21:48:40

A survey of the New York City high school where students have been battling swine flu found 1 in 3 students reported flu-like symptoms, health officials said. The New York City health department created an online questionnaire to survey students, parents and staff at the St. Francis Preparatory school, which has about 2,700 students. The survey, which drew a 75 percent response rate, found more than 1,000 St. Francis students, parents and faculty members reported that they had experienced...

2009-05-01 12:13:00

Tips for parents on talking to children about swine flu CHICAGO, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the concern over swine flu (H1N1) grows in school districts and communities across the country and around the world, children and families can become anxious. Parents may be looking for help on how to talk to their children and may not know how or when to communicate with the school. That's why the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA), National Association of School Nurses, and the...

2009-05-01 07:00:00

-Solution Provides Physicians with CDC Treatment Guidelines at the Point of Care- TAMPA, Fla., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Informed Decisions, LLC, a leading developer of drug information applications and clinical information solutions, announced today that its leading e-prescribing solution EMPOWERx is now providing physicians with the latest treatment guidelines for the H1N1 Influenza Virus as issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Due to the recent outbreak of H1N1...

2009-05-01 07:12:50

According to an announcement by Mexican health officials on Thursday, the number of swine flu cases in the country have begun to level off.  Health Secretary Jose Angel Cordova stated in a press conference that he is hopeful the pattern will continue. Mexico City's mayor followed with similar hopeful comments, saying that the newest statistics showed that the city was "entering into a period of stabilization." In response to the comments from Cordova and other Mexican officials, the...

2009-04-30 15:50:00

The Air Transport Association expressed dismay over U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's suggestion to avoid traveling due to the swine flu outbreak. Biden, in an appearance on NBC's Today show, suggested people should avoid air travel, mass transit and any place with known cases of H1N1 swine flu. In a statement, Air Transport Association Chief Executive Officer James May said Biden's comments were extremely disappointing. The airlines have been working daily with government agencies, none of...

2009-04-30 15:30:00

A global cyber security firm warned Thursday that there have been spam emails using "swine flu" as a keyword phrase to flood the Internet, as opportunists seek to exploit concerns over the outbreak of the virus. "Spammers have quickly taken advantage of this state of alert to extend their spam campaigns," security software maker Trend Micro said in a statement issued in Madrid. The emails have subject lines like "Swine flu affects entire world" or "Swine flu epidemic" as well as some claiming...

2009-04-30 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- With the current global outbreak of the SWINE FLU and Mexico representing its Epicenter, World Health Officials are seeking ways to combat the continued spread of the unpredictable virus. U.S. Federal and Global health officials are currently working on a Combatant. There is now an outstanding scientific formula to assist in the current crisis, specifically a "VIRUCIDE, BACTERICIDAL, TUBERCULOCIDAL AND FUNGICIDE" that is formulated to deal with viruses...

2009-04-30 07:47:48

On Thursday, the UN's World Health Organization announced that it will raise the alert for the current swine flu crisis to a level five "“ what officials call a "strong signal that a pandemic is imminent." A level five alert indicates that human-to-human transmission has been identified in at least two countries. The decision to raise the warning level come less than a day after a 23-month-old Mexican child died in Texas "“ the first swine flu fatality to occur outside of Mexico's...

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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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