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Tracking The Spread Of The Flu Virus Through Wikipedia

Tracking The Spread Of The Flu Virus Through Wikipedia Traffic

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some have suggested tracking the levels of specific Google searches can be used to determine the spread of an influenza epidemic, but a new study in the journal PLOS Computational Biology has...

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2014-04-21 23:02:00

Ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages, according to research findings by a scientist in Georgia State University’s new Institute for Biomedical Sciences. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages, according to research findings by...

2014-04-16 08:34:34

BEIJING, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China that focuses on the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of vaccines, announced today that it has filed its 2013 Annual Report on Form 20-F with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the year ended December 31, 2013 on April 16, 2014. The Annual Report on Form 20-F is now available on the Company's website under SEC...

2014-04-10 16:24:04

Flu epidemics cause up to half a million deaths worldwide each year, and emerging strains continually threaten to spread to humans and cause even deadlier pandemics. A study published by Cell Press on April 10 in the journal Immunity reveals that a drug that inhibits a molecule called prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) increases survival rates in mice infected with a lethal dose of the H1N1 flu virus. The findings pave the way for an urgently needed therapy that is highly effective against the flu virus...

No Evidence That Tamiflu Reduces Flu Complications, ER Admissions
2014-04-10 09:38:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tamiflu is widely used to help patients relieve symptoms of influenza. While the drug – generically known as oseltamivir – can shorten symptoms by about half a day, there is no good evidence to support claims that it reduces admissions to the ER or complications of influenza. The new findings come from the Cochrane Collaboration, an independent, global healthcare research network, and the British Medical Journal. There had...

Human H1N1 Pandemic Virus Infected Washington State Sea Otters
2014-04-09 10:55:14

USGS Northern sea otters living off the coast of Washington state were infected with the same H1N1 flu virus that caused the world-wide pandemic in 2009, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. During an August 2011 health monitoring project, USGS and CDC scientists found evidence that the Washington sea otters were infected with the pandemic 2009 H1N1 virus, although the exact date and source of exposure could not be determined....

2014-03-27 12:30:08

ATLANTA, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Getting a flu vaccine reduces a child's risk of flu-related intensive care hospitalization by 74 percent, according to a CDC study published today in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. The study is the first to estimate vaccine effectiveness (VE) against flu admissions to pediatric intensive care units (PICU). It illustrates the important protection flu vaccine can provide to children against more serious flu outcomes. CDC...

H1N1 Death Risk Dramatically Lowered If Antivirals Are Administered Within Two Days Of Symptoms
2014-03-19 09:19:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tamiflu treatments have been somewhat controversial over the past few years, with some evidence showing the H7N9 bird flu gaining resistance to the drug and others questioning the effectiveness of the antiviral medication. However, according to a large meta-analytical study, it has been found that adults hospitalized with H1N1 during the 2009-2010 influenza pandemic were 25 percent less likely to die from the disease if they were...

Three-quarters Of People With Influenza Have No Symptoms
2014-03-17 10:43:46

The Lancet Around 1 in 5 of the population were infected in both recent outbreaks of seasonal flu and the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, but just 23% of these infections caused symptoms, and only 17% of people were ill enough to consult their doctor. These findings come from a major new community-based study comparing the burden and severity of seasonal and pandemic influenza in England over 5 years, published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal. "Reported cases of influenza...

2014-03-11 23:04:38

New studies from Bioradar UK Ltd. and Replikins Ltd show that Pancreatic Cancer Joins Brain and Lung Cancer with the Highest Human Mortality Rates and Gene Replikin Counts; Thirty Times Greater Than the Gene Replikin Counts in H1N1 Influenza. LONDON, UK (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Bioradar UK Ltd. and Replikins Ltd, the companies whose software analysis of virus gene Replikin Counts predicted the H1N1 influenza pandemic of 2009 one year in advance, announced today that their new studies show...

2014-03-05 23:04:56

A new quantitative analysis of more than 123,000 influenza specimens from 1918-2013 shows the Replikin Counts (number of Replikins per 100 amino acids) of the genes of H1N1 and H5N1 have increased beyond the levels of the 2009 pandemic year. London, UK (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 Replikins Ltd., which in April 2008 predicted the last H1N1 influenza pandemic of 2009, announced today that from the quantitative analysis of all of the 123,112 influenza specimens of H1N1, H2N2, H3N2, and H5N1 in...