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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...

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2014-09-07 03:00:29

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 poses a threat to humans. The research appears in the current issue of the scientific journal Nature Communications. The avian H3N8 virus was isolated by scientists investigating the 2011 deaths of more than 160 harbor seals. Researchers discovered...

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...

Avian Influenza Viruses Identified In Antarctic Penguins
2014-05-06 03:11:05

American Society for Microbiology An international team of researchers has, for the first time, identified an avian influenza virus in a group of Adélie penguins from Antarctica. The virus, found to be unlike any other circulating avian flu, is described in a study published this week in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. While other research groups have taken blood samples from penguins before and detected influenza antibodies, no one 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...

2014-02-28 13:37:25

Researchers at Columbia University and the University of Cologne have created a new model to successfully predict the evolution of the influenza virus from one year to the next. This advance in our understanding of influenza suggests a new, systematic way to select influenza vaccine strains. The findings appear in Nature on Feb. 26. The flu is one of the major infectious diseases in humans. Seasonal strains of the influenza A virus account for about half a million deaths per year. In a...

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...

Novel Bird Flu H10N8 Has Potential To Become Pandemic
2014-02-05 07:13:38

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While China has already been dealing with one avian influenza outbreak – H7N9 – a novel strain has emerged, killing its first victim in December. The new strain, H10N8, infected another person last month and experts are now concerned of the potential for another pandemic. H10N8 is the fifth novel influenza strain to emerge in the last 17 years. Scientists, led by Dr Yuelong Shu, of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and...


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