Latest Flu pandemic in the United States Stories

2014-05-21 10:33:18

Harvard School of Public Health Research in mammals that aims to prevent future influenza pandemics raises ethical, public health concerns Experiments creating dangerous flu strains that are transmissible between mammals pose too great a risk to human life from potential release, according to an editorial by researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Yale School of Public Health. The researchers are calling for greater scrutiny of experiments that make virulent...

2014-04-30 23:12:14

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Market: Trends & Opportunities (2014-19)" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 The report titled “Global Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Market: Trends and Opportunities (2014-2019)” provides an insight into the market dynamics and various trends and opportunities associated with the global Influenza vaccine market. It covers the global market size and growth dynamics of the influenza...

2014-02-05 23:27:35

For folks over the age of 65, the flu season can be particularly worrisome. Dr. Thomas Guyn of Northern California Medical Associates (NCMA) Santa Rosa Internal Medicine offers some facts about how the flu season affects the older population along with practical advice on flu vaccines, and ways to prevent the flu from spreading. Santa Rosa, California (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 National attention for the 2014 flu season has so far focused on the growing number of H1N1 flu virus cases,...

cash for getting the flu
2014-01-31 11:04:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Not many people want to get the flu, but what if the virus came with a $3,000 check? That’s what the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are offering as the research agency is trying to find volunteers to have the H1N1 influenza virus injected into their nose, to be able to investigate just how the immune system responds to each period of the illness. Volunteers must be healthy, between 18 and 50 years old, agree not to use...

H1N1, Seasonal Flu Spreading Across South-Central US
2013-12-28 08:14:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online The number of US states reporting widespread seasonal flu activity has more than doubled in the last week, and the H1N1 swine flu is the predominant strain of influenza in the south-central part of the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday. According to CNN’s Ashley Hayes, the states that are reporting an increase in flu activity being experienced in over 50 percent of their counties or...

Flu Season Was Tough On Kids, Over 100 Deaths Reported
2013-03-23 05:25:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online US health officials are reporting that this year´s flu season is winding down, but in its wake, it has resulted in more than 100 deaths among children — most of whom had not been vaccinated against the illness. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics, influenza has claimed the lives of 105 youngsters so far this season. That´s more than triple the number of children who died...

2013-01-17 23:02:28

Flu shot vaccinations are limited in the valley. West Valley Urgent Care is encouraging residents to get their flu shots immediately; it's not too late. Glendale, AZ (PRWEB) January 17, 2013 The flu season hit hard this year in the United States with a total of 41 out of 47 states, including Arizona, already classified in the highest category possible; widespread. West Valley Urgent Care believes that influenza will only become worse since Arizona doesn´t typically see its peak in flu...

2012-12-03 21:10:09

College football and basketball games may provide more than a way for students to show school spirit — they could help prevent the flu. According to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, colleges and universities should implement new or improved influenza vaccine strategies, such as giving flu shots at sporting events or during campus-wide, day-long campaigns, to increase the number of their students who get the annual flu vaccine. In the early online...

2012-10-09 14:13:17

Mathematicians have developed a powerful tool to quantify the spread and infectiousness of viruses like the pandemic H1N1 flu strain, which can be used together with modern laboratory techniques to help the healthcare system plan its response to disease outbreaks. By putting statistical data under the microscope, University of Warwick researchers have created a model to predict the impact of future pandemics in real-time as they strike. During the 2009 outbreak, the true extent of H1N1...

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