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Avian Influenza Virus Isolated In Harbor Seals Poses A

Avian Influenza Virus Isolated In Harbor Seals Poses A Threat To Humans

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital A study led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists found the avian influenza A H3N8 virus that killed harbor seals along the New England coast can spread through respiratory droplets and...

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2014-09-15 08:26:00

The makers of FluMist® Quadrivalent (Influenza Vaccine Live, Intranasal) and the "CSI: Cyber" star launch national campaign to dispel common misconceptions about flu and annual vaccination WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca announced today that it has collaborated with actor and father James Van Der Beek on a campaign to dispel common myths about the flu and underscore the importance of annual influenza vaccination for eligible individuals and families. As...

2014-09-12 23:04:54

The high-dose flu vaccine may trigger a greater immune response against the virus in adults ages 65 and over and may increase protection against the flu. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 For some older women, the flu is far more than a fever and sniffles that sidelines them for a few days. It can lead to serious complications like bronchitis and pneumonia. The flu can also worsen existing conditions such as heart disease, asthma, and diabetes. A higher-dose flu vaccine has been...

2014-09-12 23:01:42

Miami VA Healthcare System hosting 1st Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic in Pembroke Pines Sept. 19 PEMBROKE PINES, FL (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Enrolled Veterans are encouraged to get their flu shot at the first drive-thru flu shot clinic Friday, Sept. 19 from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Pembroke Pines VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic located at 7369 W. Sheridan Street, Hollywood, FL. The process for Veterans needing the vaccine is as simple as driving to the clinic, rolling down their windows...

2014-09-12 08:25:17

New partnership brings education and flu vaccination clinics to schools in Florida JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Influenza is a highly-contagious and serious disease, particularly for children. Each year, more than 20,000 children are hospitalized and on average, 100 children die from the flu. For parents, these should be alarming statistics for a vaccine-preventable disease. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140220/NE69074LOGO-b To address this public...

2014-09-10 16:26:02

CHICAGO, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors Immediate Care is offering flu shots at a mere cost of $19.99 during the month of September, 2014 for everyone over 6 months of age for the best protection against the flu virus strains as the peak flu season is approaching. For added convenience, no appointment is ever needed to the walk-in medical office located in Naperville, Lombard and Morton Grove available from 9:00AM-9:00PM on weekdays, and 10:00AM to 6:00PM on weekends and...

2014-09-08 08:30:32

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning actress Judith Light, known for TV's Who's the Boss?, Dallas, and Ugly Betty, is joining the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to raise awareness about influenza ("the flu") this season. The Flu + You program, a national public education initiative by NCOA aims to educate adults 65 years of age and older, and those who care for them, about the seriousness of the flu, the importance of annual vaccination, and available vaccine...

2014-09-04 12:29:38

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-led study found naturally acquired mutations in the avian H3N8 flu virus allow the infection to spread in mammals via respiratory droplets; human immunity to the virus is lacking MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists found the avian influenza A H3N8 virus that killed harbor seals along the New England coast can spread through respiratory droplets and poses a threat...

2014-09-03 16:30:00

Help yourself and also a neighbor in need this flu season with new Unilever partnership PURCHASE, N.Y. & QUINCY, Mass., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To help prepare you and your family for the upcoming flu season, flu vaccinations are now available at all Stop & Shop in-store pharmacies. No appointment is needed and vaccinations are provided any time the pharmacy is open by Stop & Shop's trusted in-store pharmacists. All Stop & Shop stores are also taking steps to...

2014-09-02 12:29:15

Don't wait for October when Back-to-School is best time for flu shots GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meijer pharmacists are playing myth busters and reminding parents why getting flu shots before kids go back to school is the perfect time to minimize the spread of seasonal influenza for families. While the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer anticipates administering 30 percent more flu shots this season than last, Meijer Drug Store Vice President Nat Love says that one of...

2014-08-18 04:21:18

CYPRESS, Calif. and LONDON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Immune Targeting Systems (ITS), specializing in the development of novel T cell immune therapies, has been developing an exciting new T cell vaccine (Flunisyn(TM)) designed to protect humans from all strains of seasonal and pandemic influenza A. To determine the effectiveness of Flunisyn(TM) ITS produced its own live influenza challenge agent derived from the recently circulating Influenza A/California/2009 (H1N1)...


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