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2009-09-16 08:00:00

DULUTH, Ga., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) is a distance training institution committed to developing relevant and up-to date online coursework that meets the training needs of the child care industry. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children less than 5 years of age are at risk of complications from influenza, with the greatest risk among children less than 2 years of age. The CDC recommends that early childhood providers...

2009-09-15 13:26:42

Using sophisticated modeling, U.S. researchers showed H1N1 flu infection rates vary via pathways of exposure -- touching, coughing, inhaling air. Dr. Mark Nicas of the University of California Berkeley's School of Public Health and Dr. Rachael M. Jones of the University of Illinois Chicago's School of Public Health say while healthcare workers and caregivers attending known or suspect influenza patients are a high-risk group, individuals in classrooms or crowded stores with people with H1N1...

2009-09-10 12:57:33

Treating people with H1N1 flu with anti-virals oseltamivir and zanamivir should only be considered for those at high risk of complications, U.S. officials say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report released Thursday says oseltamivir resistance was found in pandemic H1N1 virus from two patients who developed influenza while taking oseltamivir. The patients attended a summer camp in North Carolina where oseltamivir was given to most campers and...

2009-09-10 12:41:06

As public health experts warn of potential widespread outbreaks of H1N1 flu this school year, a new study from North Carolina State University shows that students do not comply with basic preventative measures as much as they think do. In other words, the kids aren't washing their hands. "Hand washing is a significant preventative measure for many communicable diseases, from respiratory diseases like H1N1 to foodborne illness agents, such as norovirus," says Dr. Ben Chapman, assistant...

2009-09-04 13:01:00

India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Indonesia report regional or widespread H1N1 flu, World Health Organization officials say. Pandemic H1N1 influenza continues to be the predominant circulating flu virus, both in the Northern and Southern hemispheres, WHO officials say. Many tropical regions of South Asia and Southeastern Asia report increased or sustained high levels of respiratory disease, but Thailand and Brunei Darussalam report a declining trend. In tropical...

2009-09-03 15:55:10

The H1N1 influenza is back, spreading particularly in the Southeastern United States -- in fact, it never went away, health officials say. H1N1 influenza is here, it is spreading and in fact, it never went away. We had H1N1 influenza throughout the summer in summer camps, and now with colleges and schools coming back into session, Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a news conference in Atlanta Thursday. Here in Georgia, we have...

2009-09-01 13:39:00

DENVER, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's expectation of increased cases of H1N1 flu as students return to school this fall, Colorado-based Broadnet is offering a unique package of its virtual town hall service, TeleForum, to colleges and universities in an effort to aid communication with parents, communities and students. TeleForum is a telephone-based technology that invites people to join calls, listen in and ask questions of their...

2009-08-27 15:02:24

H1N1 flu in Chicago from April through July was 14 times higher in children and young adults than in those age 60 and older, Chicago health officials said. The report by the Chicago Department of Public Health, published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report, summarized the 1,557 cases of H1N1 cases that occurred among city residents. The findings suggest flu prevention efforts should focus on children and young adults -- particularly...

2009-08-25 06:00:00

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Worries about the H1N1 virus haven't changed most Americans' hand washing habits, says a national survey by Bradley Corporation, a leading manufacturer of commercial bathroom and locker room furnishings. In Bradley's first Healthy Hand Washing Survey, 54 percent said they "wash their hands no more or less frequently" in public restrooms since the H1N1 virus emerged. "We were extremely surprised by that response especially since the medical community...

2009-08-21 16:56:15

H1N1 flu does not appear to have mutated in South America, but World Health Organization officials in China say the pandemic is expected to explode. Dr. Shin Young-soo, WHO's regional director for the Western Pacific region, said Friday in Beijing the H1N1 virus is entering an acceleration period, and most countries may see a doubling of cases every three to four days for two months until peak transmission is reached, CNN reported. At a certain point, there will seem to be an explosion in...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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