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2009-08-07 08:24:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, today announced that PandaLabs, the company's laboratory for detecting and analyzing malware, has published an analysis of major malware campaigns in 2009 and determined that cybercriminals are more frequently using current events as their primary vehicles for distributing malware. Michael Jackson's death, swine flu and Barack Obama's political campaign and presidency have been the top issues used by...

2009-08-03 12:49:00

MANHATTAN, Kan., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Laboratory studies at Kansas State University and the work of a K-State researcher are making headway in the effort to control the pandemic H1N1 virus. Juergen Richt is a Regents Distinguished Professor at K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine and is a Kansas Bioscience Authority Eminent Scholar. His work at K-State and with outside collaborators is revealing the characteristics of the pandemic H1N1 virus. Richt is among the K-State...

2009-07-30 12:05:06

Laboratory studies at Kansas State University and the work of a K-State researcher are making headway in the effort to control the pandemic H1N1 virus.Juergen Richt is a Regents Distinguished Professor at K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine and is a Kansas Bioscience Authority Eminent Scholar. His work at K-State and with outside collaborators is revealing the characteristics of the pandemic H1N1 virus.Richt is among the K-State researchers who study zoonotic disease -- those that can be...

2009-07-29 17:37:34

U.S. health experts said Wednesday that first responders, healthcare workers and those most at risk would be first in line for a H1N1 flu vaccine. At a meeting of the 14-member Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, the committee determined that those with the highest risk of complications for H1N1 flu are pregnant women; people caring for infants under 6 months; children and young adults from 6 months-24 years;...

2009-07-29 17:09:01

Pregnant women might be at increased risk for complications from H1N1 flu and if infected they should be treated with antivirals, U.S. researchers said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta began systematically collecting additional information about cases and deaths in pregnant women in the with the H1N1 virus infection as part of enhanced surveillance. The CDC researchers summarized cases of infection with pandemic H1N1 virus in pregnant women identified in the during...

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2009-07-24 11:35:46

Scottish Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon says her country has transferred a critically-ill female H1N1 flu patient to Sweden for treatment. Sturgeon said the H1N1 virus patient, suffering from what was originally called swine flu, was transferred from Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock, Scotland, to a hospital in Stockholm, Sweden, to undergo an extra corporeal membrane oxygenation procedure intended to save her life, The Glasgow Herald said Friday. This woman has suffered severe...

2009-07-23 20:16:54

Doctors should consider seasonal flu or H1N1 flu as a diagnosis for children with flu-like symptoms, seizures or mental status changes, U.S. officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report said for children who have flu-like symptoms accompanied by unexplained seizures or mental status changes, clinicians should consider acute seasonal influenza or novel influenza A H1N1 virus infection as a diagnosis, send specimens for appropriate...

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2009-07-17 23:14:40

The U.S. government is planning for widespread H1N1 vaccination in the fall but federal officials say they are not worried about having enough vaccine. The yields, what we have heard about yields, is consistent with the way we were planning and we haven't heard news that has changed our expectations for vaccine availability in the fall, Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said at a telephone...

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2009-07-17 08:10:15

Canada's chief medical officer says the country is uniquely poised to have a surplus of H1N1 flu vaccines by the fall because of years of planning. In an interview with the Globe and Mail in Ottawa, Dr. David Butler-Jones said deals struck with drug companies ensure the vaccines will be manufactured in Canada and a surplus was expected. Three or four years ago, we could fill about eight million doses a month, he told the newspaper. Now it's up closer to 14 million. So, within a couple of...

2009-07-16 22:40:05

A majority of Americans think widespread H1N1 flu, with many getting very sick this fall or winter, is somewhat or very likely, a U.S. survey indicates. However, the survey by the Harvard Opinion Research Program at Harvard School of Public Health says even though 60 percent of those asked said they believe a serious outbreak is likely, 61 percent of Americans are not concerned that they or their family members will get sick from influenza A H1N1 in the next year. The recent outbreak of H1N1...