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Flu Season More Severe On Young, Unvaccinated Adults, Requiring Intensive Care
2014-02-11 04:08:55

[ Watch the Video: Young, Healthy Adults Should Get A Flu Vaccine ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An overwhelming majority of the influenza patients who required intensive care from Duke University Hospital during this year’s flu season had not been vaccinated, the medical center reported Monday in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. According to lead author Dr. Cameron Wolfe and his colleagues, 22 of the first 55 patients...

2013-06-26 13:22:11

In the light of Novel Corona Virus, concerns over H7N9 Influenza in S.E. Asia, and more familiar infections such as measles and seasonal influenza, it is as important as ever to be able to predict and understand how infections transmit through the UK population. Researchers at the University of Warwick and University of Liverpool have mapped the daily contact networks of thousands of individuals to shed light on which groups may be at highest risk of contracting and spreading respiratory...

2013-06-07 13:09:12

A 4-year analysis finds 99 percent get vaccinated; very few employees choose to terminate Mandatory influenza (flu) vaccination, as a condition of employment, did not lead to excessive voluntary termination, according to a four-year analysis of vaccination rates at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL. Flu infections result in approximately 150,000 hospital admissions and 24,000 deaths annually. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all...

2013-01-20 23:00:15

Acklima Akbar, professional nurse, offers insight from the other side of the counter. Surrey, England (PRWEB) January 21, 2013 Acklima Akbar´s new novel “And Then There Was Swine Flu: The Diary of an NHS Manager” (published by AuthorHouse) offers an invaluable and rare insight into what makes the British National Health Service the fascinating monolith that it has become over the centuries. In it, she explores many of the topics so relevant around the world, such as the...

2012-10-30 12:36:16

All health care workers in health care institutions should be vaccinated with the annual influenza vaccine to protect patients, argues an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "Each season, 20% of health care workers get influenza, and 28% of young healthy adults who get it have asymptomatic or subclinical infections," writes Dr. Ken Flegel, Senior Associate Editor, CMAJ. "Some of them may shed virus up to a day before symptoms appear. It is time that all people who...

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2011-05-21 07:11:22

Member countries of the World Health Organization agree that problems existed in how the swine flu epidemic was handled by the organization, but found no evidence to suggest that it was in cahoots with vaccine makers. At the 64th annual WHO assembly, its 193 member states embraced an expert's report about the management of the 2009-2010 pandemic that killed over 18,000 people and affected at least 214 countries and territories, reports AFP. "The resolutions (of the report) were adopted this...

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2011-03-10 13:16:55

A group of independent experts appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO) published a report on Thursday on the U.N. agency's handling of the H1N1 flu pandemic. The experts rejected claims that the U.N. agency was influenced by commercial interest in its decision to declare a pandemic in the 2009 to 2010 flu season. The draft report released by the agency found that a "lack of a sufficiently robust, systematic and open set of procedures for disclosing, recognizing and managing...

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2010-12-24 06:25:00

Flu season has taken its toll on Britain this year, killing a total of 27 people across the European area. Health officials say 24 have died from the H1N1 strain, and 3 from the flu type B. Eighteen of those who died were adults and nine were children. Data from GP surgeries says the biggest increase in flu cases is in school age children. John Watson, head of the respiratory diseases department at the Health Protection Agency (HPA), says, "The level of flu activity we are currently seeing...

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2010-12-12 07:50:00

Health officials said Saturday that the H1N1 swine flu virus has returned to Britain, leaving 10 people dead in the last six weeks. Britain's Health Protection Agency said that the 10 deaths occurred in adults over the age of 65, most of whom had underlying health issues. "Over the last few weeks, we have seen a rise in the number of cases of seasonal flu both H1N1 (2009) and flu B in the community," Professor John Watson, head of the HPA's respiratory diseases department, said in a...


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