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2009-11-13 10:20:00

MT. CLEMENS, Mich., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Pregnant women, their families and health care workers are being targeted by the Macomb County Health Department for its next two H1N1 vaccine clinics, department officials announced today. All are being offered at no charge. Two clinics, limited to these high-priority groups, will be held at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights. The clinic for pregnant women and eligible members of their households, will take place Tuesday, Nov. 17 from noon to 7...

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2009-11-12 12:10:00

A World Health Organization official said on Thursday that antiviral medicines can prevent severe H1N1 flu and should be given to pregnant women, very young children and people with underlying medical problems who fall ill, Reuters reported. Nikki Shindo of the WHO's global influenza program said that in order to prevent progression to severe disease in at-risk groups, antivirals need to be administered early. "This also holds for otherwise healthy people who show progressive symptoms....

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2009-11-11 12:20:00

Google on Tuesday unveiled a new service aimed at helping people locate the closest places to receive their seasonal and H1N1 flu shots. The Internet giant announced on its official blog that it collaborated with the US Department For Health And Human Services, flu.gov collaborators and the American Lung Association to develop a flu shot finder. Google launched the finder at www.google.com/flushot, and it said the tool would be available soon on www.flu.gov and the American Lung Association's...

2009-11-10 08:41:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New Jersey Hospital Association has issued new visitation guidelines for the state's hospitals to help them protect patients, staff and visitors from H1N1 influenza. The voluntary guidelines recommend visitor restrictions to reduce the potential for spreading infection in both inpatient and outpatient areas. The two key recommendations are: No visitors under the age of 18. No individuals under the age of 18 are allowed in the...

2009-11-05 10:43:00

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's leading security solutions provider, G4S Wackenhut, continues its proactive measures to keep employees healthy by releasing a video guide to flu prevention and safety. This update, targeted at the company's 40,000 security personnel across the country, addresses H1N1 and seasonal flu symptoms, proper precautions, as well as business continuity plans. The video will be delivered to local offices on DVD. G4S Wackenhut employees...

2009-11-03 16:14:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health today confirmed that a five-year old Adams County boy died on Oct. 31 as a result of complications from H1N1 flu. This is Pennsylvania's first pediatric death associated with H1N1. To protect the family's privacy, the department will not release additional details about the case. To date, pandemic H1N1 infection has been confirmed in 20 fatal cases of influenza in Pennsylvania. "The death of this child is a very...

2009-11-02 13:49:00

MT. CLEMENS, Mich., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Another large community H1N1 influenza clinic has been scheduled by the Macomb County Health Department, the department announced today. It will be held at Freedom Hill County Park in Sterling Heights this Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Freedom Hill is located at 14900 Metropolitan Parkway. Last week, the Macomb County Health Department held four community clinics at Freedom Hill, Wednesday through Saturday. A total of more than 11,000...

2009-10-28 12:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The same reassuring voice on the telephone line when you fear you've had a poison emergency may be the same person answering your questions about the H1N1 flu pandemic. The nation's 60 poison centers are among the first responders helping America respond to H1N1, with states putting their poison centers to work in a variety of ways. A few examples: Florida's three poison control centers have been assisting the Florida Department of...

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2009-10-27 06:25:00

On Monday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius assured that, despite delays, there would eventually be enough swine flu vaccine for everyone. "The vaccine is coming out the door as fast as it comes off the production line," she promised, while acknowledging the difficulty in making the supply meet the demand. "We were relying on the manufacturers to give us their numbers and as soon as we got numbers we put them out to the public. It does appear now that those numbers were...

2009-10-26 05:00:00

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMERIGROUP Corporation (NYSE: AGP) announced today that it expects to report earnings for the third quarter of 2009 in the range of $0.42 to $0.44 per diluted share. The new guidance for the third quarter primarily reflects elevated medical costs associated with the onset of a severe flu season due to the H1N1 virus. Based on claims paid data through the month of September, the Company now estimates medical costs incurred in the...


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