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2009-09-28 07:00:00

DALLAS, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As America braces for a complicated flu season and a possible swine flu (H1N1) pandemic which could overwhelm the U.S. health care system, a Texas company is urging federal, state and local hospitals and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) teams to consider the simple-to-use, Thermal Angel Blood and IV Fluid Infusion Warmer to prevent fluid-induced hypothermia among potential victims. "As the federal government undergoes the most ambitious...

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2009-09-25 13:55:00

Many US schools are facing the problem of nurse shortages at a time when cases of the swine flu are on the rise. Experts told the Associated Press that this shortage of school nurses could cause more students to be stricken with the dangerous H1N1 virus. "It's really irresponsible of the school district to not really provide medical oversight while kids are in school," Jamie Hintzke, who has two kids in Northern California's Pleasanton Unified School District, told the AP. "I'm playing...

2009-09-22 18:15:08

About 100 people possibly exposed to plague-related bacteria blamed for a Chicago scientist's death have been given antibiotics as a precaution, officials say. Federal health officials are at the University of Chicago, where they have sealed off the laboratory of geneticist Malcolm Casadaban, who died Sept. 13, while they investigate what happened. Initial autopsy results revealed the presence of a version of Yersenia pestis bacteria he had been researching, the Chicago Tribune reported. City...

2009-09-21 05:00:00

BOSTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- SmarterTravel(R), a comprehensive travel advice resource for the budget-conscious traveler, today released a checklist of strategies for staying safe while traveling during this highly anticipated flu season. Travel Checklist: Check your health insurance: Before you depart, check your healthcare provider's coverage plans in your destination as a precaution in case you develop the swine flu, or any illness, while traveling. Consider travel insurance:...

2009-09-17 09:51:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- EdOptions (www.edoptions.com), an award-winning educational technology company, announced today that it will offer schools a built-in disaster recovery plan to provide an affordable, accessible strategy for educators to help ensure the continuity of learning. In case of a disaster, natural or otherwise (e.g. H1N1), all students in a school could quickly be added to the Web-delivered system and continue classes from home or another secure location...

2009-09-15 09:34:00

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nuvilex, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NVLX), announced today that Legacy Biotechnologies, Inc., its joint venture partner, has informed the Company that Reme-Flu(TM) will soon be available for sale on Nutralegacy.com, one of the top-rated websites in the world. Reme-Flu(TM) is a unique two-part protocol homeopathic remedy designed to help prevent and treat flu-type symptoms resulting from influenza-like illnesses, including swine flu....

2009-09-14 07:30:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a survey released today by the Harvard School of Public Health, only a third of businesses said they could avoid severe operational problems if half of their workforce stayed home for two weeks because of H1N1 swine flu. Disease trackers expect flu cases to rise in the fall. Marv Toyer, President of eBLVD.com, a Carlsbad, CA provider of web-based remote access tools is offering affected businesses a free two-week trial of any of its...

2009-09-09 17:29:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Shield of California announced today that it will cover the administrative costs of the H1N1 virus (swine flu) vaccine for all its members, regardless of which plan they have. Blue Shield will be waiving prior authorizations, copays and deductibles for office visits when members go to an in-network doctor to get H1N1 vaccinations. The U.S. Government will be providing H1N1 vaccinations (including the equipment, like syringes) free...

2009-09-09 15:17:16

Employees Will Face Challenges As Few Businesses Offer Paid Leave to Care for Sick Family Members In a national survey of businesses that looks at their preparations for a possible widespread H1N1 outbreak, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers found that only one-third believe they could sustain their business without severe operational problems if half their workforce were absent for two weeks due to H1N1 (also known as "swine flu"). Just one-fifth believe they could avoid...

2009-09-05 02:40:26

More than 2,000 students at Washington State University in Pullman have contracted swine flu during the first two weeks of classes, school officials say. But Saturday's football game against Stanford will be played at WSU's Martin Stadium, Washington State officials told The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review. The officials said the chances of contracting the flu at the game are small, but urged people with symptoms to stay home. Those who go to the game should wash their hands frequently, avoid...


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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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