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Washington State Sea Otters Infected With Human H1N1

Washington State Sea Otters Infected With Human H1N1 Pandemic Virus

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...

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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...

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...

One In Four American Workers Say They Go To Work When Sick
2014-02-21 10:06:51

[ Watch the Video: Many Employees Go To Work Sick ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The world has been a pretty sick place lately, with bird flu and coronavirus continuing to make headlines around the world. With winter in full swing in the US, seasonal flu is also a risk for millions of people around the country. For those who do come down with the flu, often the best practice is to just stay home. However, a new NSF International survey has found that a...

2014-02-20 16:26:12

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Families Fighting Flu (FFF) encourages U.S. families to be diligent about flu prevention and get vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months of age and older be vaccinated annually to protect against flu. Recently released data by the CDC showed this season's flu vaccine provides substantial protection against the circulating flu strains with efficacy consistent among all age groups. An...

2014-02-20 12:28:42

Vaccination lowered risk of having to go to the doctor by about 60 percent for people of all ages ATLANTA, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This influenza season was particularly hard on younger- and middle-age adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in today's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. People age 18-64 represented 61 percent of all hospitalizations from influenza--up from the previous three seasons when this age group represented only...

2014-02-17 08:25:37

LONDON, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Developments and Trends in Influenza Therapeutics (Technical Insights) Emerging Technology and Major Partnerships in Influenza Vaccines Influenza is a burgeoning problem across the entire globe, there is an increased need for new therapeutic methods. A whole host of technology platforms are being utilized to create non egg based vaccines. The world has not seen an influenza pandemic, and in...

2014-02-13 23:01:52

Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics offers families preventative steps to take in order to stay healthy this flu season. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Staten Island pediatric care center, recommends effective tips for families to stay healthy during this winter’s flu season. Once the weather turns cold, outbreaks of cold and flu cases increase ten-fold, making it hard for families to keep all members healthy. Just this past...

2014-02-11 12:27:16

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the widespread outbreak of the influenza virus in California which now has claimed 24 lives in Sacramento and more than 200 deaths statewide, the American Lung Association in California has joined Assemblymember Richard Pan, M.D. to urge all residents to get a flu vaccination. Influenza, or flu, is a serious viral respiratory illness marked by sudden onset of fever, chills, headache, severe fatigue, dry...

Flu Season More Severe On Young, Unvaccinated Adults, Requiring Intensive Care
2014-02-11 04:08:55

[ Watch the Video: Young, Healthy Adults Should Get A Flu Vaccine ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An overwhelming majority of the influenza patients who required intensive care from Duke University Hospital during this year’s flu season had not been vaccinated, the medical center reported Monday in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. According to lead author Dr. Cameron Wolfe and his colleagues, 22 of the first 55 patients...

2014-02-10 23:02:37

A study led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital identifies factors that predict flu severity in patients and sets the stage for more effective therapies to prevent flu complications and deaths Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have identified a signature immune response that might help doctors identify which newly diagnosed influenza patients are most likely to develop severe symptoms and suffer poor outcomes. The findings...