Latest Flu pandemic in Thailand Stories

2011-12-01 12:56:35

Inadequate use of masks or respirators put health care workers at risk of 2009 H1N1 infection during the earliest stages of the 2009 pandemic in the U.S., according to a study published in the December issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America. The study, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tracked 63 Southern California health care workers who had contact with six of the first eight...

2009-10-07 07:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With the current H1N1 flu (swine flu) pandemic under way, many public health officials are concerned that critical healthcare resources could be stretched thin as people flood hospital emergency departments and physicians' offices to determine whether they have the illness. In response, Microsoft Corp. today announced a new Web site, H1N1 Response Center (http://www.h1n1responsecenter.com), which provides users with timely and relevant...

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...

2009-07-02 15:41:02

Beijing's municipal health department says some influenza A H1N1 patients have been treated using traditional Chinese medicine. The Beijing Health Bureau said as of Thursday, eight of 17 flu patients handpicked to receive the treatment using 5,000-year-old traditional Chinese medicine were fully recovered, China Daily reported. The non-Tamiflu medication has shown great promise for the remaining nine recovering patients, officials of the Beijing Health Bureau said. The Ministry of Health...

2009-06-04 17:42:46

An analysis of the U.S. swine flu outbreak found stockpiling medication paid off, but keeping sick children and workers home problematic, researchers said. The report, by the Trust for America's Health, the Center for Biosecurity and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reviewed lessons learned from the response to the H1N1 flu outbreak. H1N1 is a real-world test of our initial emergency response capabilities -- all of the planning and preparations have paid off. The country is significantly...

2009-05-15 14:48:12

More than 15,000 people in southern Thailand have fallen ill with a mosquito virus known as Chikungunya disease, a disease control official says. Disease Control Department head Somchai Chakrabhand said the virus spread by mosquitoes has infected 15,240 people in 15 of Thailand's southern provinces to date, The Bangkok Post reported Friday. Despite the number of infected individuals, the Public Health Ministry remains confident the outbreak can be contained, Somchai added. But the disease...

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