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A new detailed study of US children killed by swine flu showed the outbreak differs from ordinary flu in that it appears to be taking a higher toll on school-age children than on babies and toddlers.
Any child, even healthy children but especially those with chronic conditions, can become severely ill or even die from H1N1 flu, U.S. health officials say.
Program Helps Teachers Prepare For Flu Season as They Head Back to School WASHINGTON, Sept.
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A report on the experiences of nurses in 190 U.S. healthcare facilities indicates many hospitals are not ready for H1N1 flu.
Online Resource Provides Up-To-Date Information RESTON, Va., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents, teachers, and school officials are anxiously awaiting the expected return this fall of the H1N1 virus, known as Swine Flu.
SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- From summer camps to summer travel, the H1N1 influenza has taken a toll worldwide this season, and experts say the new flu strain is expected to be back in force this fall.
British researchers reported on Friday that the flu drugs Tamiflu and Relenza might not be worthwhile to treat seasonal influenza in healthy adults.
Officials are predicting a shortage of H1N1 vaccine in mid-October when a new wave of swine flu infections could be peaking in the United States. Just a third of the vaccine needed is likely to be ready by then as government health officials mobilize to vaccinate at least half of the country's population, The Washington Post reported Sunday. This is potentially the largest mass vaccination program in human history, said Howard Markel, a medical history expert at the University of Michigan who...
A new study has found that the best way to control the spread of the flu is by vaccinating parents and schoolchildren.
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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