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2009-12-14 15:33:00

More Than 3.1 Million Doses Allocated Since Start of Vaccination Effort HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, has allocated a total of 3,177,900 doses of H1N1 flu vaccine to Pennsylvania to date, the state Department of Health said today. The vaccine has been distributed to 1,831 certified providers including pediatricians, family health practitioners, obstetricians, hospitals, schools, colleges and...

2009-12-09 19:29:22

American adults are not being vaccinated against the seasonal flu any more often than they were last year, despite increased public discussion of the importance of influenza vaccines resulting from the worldwide outbreak of the H1N1 virus, according to a new RAND Corporation study. As of the middle of November, about 32 percent of all U.S. adults and 37 percent of adults recommended to receive a flu vaccination had been inoculated against the seasonal influenza, according to the study....

2009-12-08 09:10:00

Consumer Advocate and Ob/Gyn Team Up to Address Questions and Concerns WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing the special vulnerability of pregnant women to the H1N1 virus and persistent confusion over the risks, benefits and availability of vaccines, a leading consumer advocate and a board-certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist have teamed up to get expectant moms quality information through a new digital Q&A called "FLU FACTS FOR EXPECTANT MOMS." "Our message to...

2009-12-07 15:21:00

Department of Health Reminds At-Risk Pennsylvanians to Get Vaccinated HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, has allocated a total of 2,940,300 doses of H1N1 flu vaccine to Pennsylvania to date, the state Department of Health said today. The vaccine has been distributed to 1,639 certified providers including pediatricians, family health practitioners, obstetricians, hospitals, schools, colleges and universities...

2009-12-01 09:00:00

TELFORD, Pa., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Given the severity of the influenza season this year which includes the declaration of H1N1 as a national emergency, Draeger and Intensive Care On-line Network (ICON) have agreed to provide clinical services to any hospital managing an H1N1 patient on APRV or APRV-like ventilation (i.e. Bi-Vent, Bi-level, etc). Ed Coombs, associate director of marketing for respiratory care at Draeger stated, "As a world leader in mechanical ventilation, Draeger wants...

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2009-11-30 06:35:00

China's Ministry of Agriculture has called for intensified monitoring and investigation of A/H1N1 flu in animals after two samples from sick dogs tested positive for the virus, according to a recent AFP report. The veterinary clinic of College of Veterinary Medicine at the China Agricultural University reported Wednesday that two out of 52 samples from sick dogs tested positive for A/H1N1 flu virus, the ministry said late Friday. The news comes 10 days after four pigs in China's Heilongjiang...

2009-11-24 12:16:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced that 100,000 Pennsylvanians at-risk for the H1N1 flu were vaccinated during the weekend at public health clinics held by the Department of Health and local health departments. "With the federal government unable to provide accurate estimates and projections regarding the availability of H1N1 vaccine, distribution has been challenging," said Governor Rendell. "Overall, we are pleased with the...

2009-11-20 14:30:00

MADISON, N.J., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rates of infection by the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus may have peaked in late October, but the pandemic flu virus continues to be a potential source of illness in all age groups, including the elderly, according to a new report by Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services. In its most recent Quest Diagnostics Health Trends(TM) Report "Testing for H1N1 in America,"...

2009-11-19 11:44:00

New Video Educates Kids on How to Prevent Spreading H1N1 Virus HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kids can learn the five things that they can do to prevent the spread of the H1N1 flu virus by watching "These Five Things," a new music video released today by the Department of Health. "This video is groundbreaking because it educates children on the simple ways to prevent H1N1 flu in a manner that is fresh, fun and engaging," said Secretary Everette James. "Because...

2009-11-18 00:00:00

MADISON, N.J., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, today announced that the Simplexa Influenza A H1N1 (2009) test developed by its Focus Diagnostics business has been CE marked and is now available as a test kit for distribution to approximately 35 countries in Europe. Focus Diagnostics is showcasing the test at MEDICA 2009, November 18 to 21, 2009, at the Dusseldorf Fair...


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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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