Latest Influenza-like illness Stories

New Diagnostic Tool For Valley Fever
2014-07-24 03:00:58

By Richard Harth, Arizona State University On July 5, 2011, a massive wall of dust,  (“haboob,” in Arabic), blanketed Phoenix, Arizona, creating an awesome spectacle, (or stubborn nuisance, depending on your perspective). Dust storms are a common occurrence in the arid desert environments of the American Southwest. But windborne dust can be a serious health risk, lofting spores of a sometimes-lethal fungus known as Coccidioides. The resulting ailment, known as coccidioidomycosis...

Florida Healthcare Workers Being Tested For Deadly MERS Infection
2014-05-14 06:09:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two healthcare workers who helped treat a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) patient in Florida have been sent to the hospital room with flu-like symptoms, and are being tested to see if they have contracted the mysterious respiratory ailment. According to Maggie Fox, Senior Health Writer for NBC News, officials at P. Phillips Hospital in Orlando report that at least one of the cases is most likely not MERS, since the staffer...

2014-01-20 12:24:56

TURKU, Finland, January 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcDia Ltd (http://www.arcdia.com). ArcDia International Ltd today announced that the first antigen test for human bocavirus type 1 is now commercially available on ArcDia's mariPOC(R) test platform. Bocavirus is a DNA virus found in 2005. The virus has ever since been a target of intensive clinical research. The results indicate that bocavirus is a common cause of acute respiratory tract infections particularly among...

2014-01-13 23:24:28

FastCare, emergency medical clinic in Miami, announces around-the-clock care for seasonal illnesses. Miami, FL (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 Known as the primary facility in handling non-life-threatening injuries, FastCare Miami urgent care center recently announced their offices are welcoming patients suffering from seasonal viruses and allergic reactions. Viruses and severe allergic reactions do not always happen during prime time hours when local medical facilities are open. After hour...

2013-11-19 13:11:35

SDSU geography professor Ming-Hsiang Tsou's method of using Twitter to track the spread of influenza is producing results A social media–monitoring program led by San Diego State University geography professor Ming-Hsiang Tsou could help physicians and health officials learn when and where severe outbreaks are occurring in real time. In results published last month in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, Tsou demonstrated that his technique might allow officials to more quickly and...

2013-11-13 10:40:49

A study published this week in PLOS Medicine reveals profound systemic dysregulation of the immune response induced by RSV infection in young children and suggest that molecular markers might be able to predict disease severity. RSV is responsible for a substantial fraction of serious respiratory infections and deaths among young children worldwide and a top candidate for vaccine development. A team of researchers led by Asuncion Mejias and Octavio Ramilo, both from The Research...

2011-01-18 22:27:33

You are six times more likely to end up at the doctors with an acute respiratory infection (ARI) if you have recently used a bus or tram "” but those who use buses or trams daily might well be somewhat protected compared with more occasional users. These are the findings of a study carried out by experts at The University of Nottingham into the relationship between public transport and the risk of catching an ARI. Their findings have been published in the online Journal BMC Infectious...

2010-12-01 12:08:00

MADISON, N.J., and CYPRESS, Calif., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued 510(k) clearance to the Focus Diagnostics Simplexa Flu A/B & RSV test on the 3M(TM) Integrated Cycler. The Simplexa test, developed and manufactured by Quest Diagnostics' Focus Diagnostics business, is intended as an...

Latest Influenza-like illness Reference Libraries

2011-01-12 16:27:29

The common cold is a viral disease of the upper respiratory system, caused primarily by rhinoviruses and coronaviruses. Symptoms usually include a cough, sore throat, runny nose, and a fever. There is no known treatment to shorten the duration of the virus yet the cold normally dissipates after 7 to 10 days. It is the most common infectious disease in humans who on average are infected two to four times a year in adults. It can also be called a upper respiratory tract infection. Other...

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