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2009-10-06 13:04:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the first doses of the H1N1 (swine) flu vaccine being shipped and seasonal flu shots underway, people should be getting vaccinations when they can for these flu viruses, said Sharon Stanley, Chief Nurse of the American Red Cross. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) "Dealing with the flu is a three-step process: Get vaccinated, stop the spread with basic hygiene and stay home if sick," Stanley said....

2009-10-06 11:31:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jose Angel Cordova Villalobos, Secretary of Health, United States of Mexico, discussed preparations and responses to the H1N1 influenza during a visit to Washington D.C. "The Centers for Disease Control was supportive in diagnosing this new virus in April. We are working together on preparedness plans against a new wave of H1N1 in Mexico, Canada and the United States. Cooperation is essential to face this new threat that we have," said...

2009-10-06 09:41:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jose Angel Cordova Villalobos, Secretary of Health, United States of Mexico, discussed preparations and responses to the H1N1 influenza during a visit to Washington D.C. "The Centers for Disease Control was supportive in diagnosing this new virus in April. We are working together on preparedness plans against a new wave of H1N1 in Mexico, Canada and the United States. Cooperation is essential to face this new threat that we have," said...

2009-10-02 14:49:19

Major reasons people saying 'no' or 'maybe' to vaccine include belief they are at low risk of illness and concerns about vaccine safety Boston, MA"”In a new survey, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers found that just 40% of adults are "absolutely certain" they will get the H1N1 vaccine for themselves, and 51% of parents are "absolutely certain" that they will get the vaccine for their children. The survey examined the reasoning among those who said they would not get the...

2009-10-01 18:35:27

H1N1 flu has killed 28 pregnant women and sent 100 to intensive-care units in the United States since late August, health officials said Thursday. Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, urged pregnant women to get the seasonal flu vaccine and the H1N1 vaccine, which becomes available next week. I just want to remind women and doctors and nurse midwives that antiviral medicine can be a...

2009-10-01 16:07:00

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health finds nearly 90% of public supports required H1N1 vaccination for health care workers in case of outbreak, while only 38% of health care workers intend to get vaccinated ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As H1N1 influenza vaccine begins to be shipped across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasize getting the first doses to high-priority groups. One such group is health care...

2009-10-01 14:17:13

Fifteen U.S. states could run out of hospital beds at the peak of the H1N1 virus outbreak if 35 percent of the population gets the flu, a non-profit says. A report by Trust for America's Health, a non-profit organization working to make disease prevention a national priority, also said 12 additional states could reach or exceed 75 percent of their hospital bed capacity. The group based its projections on estimates from the FluSurge model developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

2009-10-01 09:00:00

Country Faces Challenges in Hospital Care, Vaccinations, Antivirals, and At-Risk Community Preparedness WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) released a new report today that finds 15 states could run out of available hospital beds during the peak of the outbreak, if 35 percent of Americans were to get sick from the H1N1 flu virus. Twelve additional states could reach or exceed 75 percent of their hospital bed capacity, based on estimates from...

2009-09-30 16:27:00

October 5, 2009, 12 Noon Central Time With Rory Jaffe, MD, MBA Executive Director, California Hospital Patient Safety Organization and Mark J. Neuberger, Foley & Lardner LLP MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Flu season is almost upon us and companies across the globe are grappling with possible wide-spread employee absenteeism and developing a flexible influenza pandemic plan as we await the arrival of the H1N1 flu outbreak. To help organizations as they finalize...

2009-09-30 13:19:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- As the national H1N1 pandemic arrives, with the vaccine following shortly, the nation's largest professional association and union of registered nurses has issued new nursing practice guidelines to structure its use. The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC) will present this policy as bargaining demands to hospital management, and as guidance to regulators and legislators. Deborah Burger, RN,...


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