Latest Influenza pandemic Stories

2012-04-25 11:32:35

Text message reminders to parents about flu vaccinations may help boost the number of children vaccinated, according to researchers at Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Full study findings are reported in the April 25 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). "Text messaging can be a very effective tool for reaching large numbers of people in need of vaccination, whether they are children or adults," says lead author Melissa...

Controversial Bird Flu Research Safe To Publish
2012-04-02 07:42:20

A panel of US science research experts that had previously barred publication of research on key details of a mutant strain of H5N1 bird flu, reversed that decision on Friday, saying two papers on the research are okay to publish after all. The announcement came after Dutch and US scientists made revisions to the research, and after an extensive review by the US National Science Advisory Board for Insecurity (NSABB). The panel opposed publication of the research in December because it...

2012-03-29 22:18:01

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have identified a number of tiny but powerful "genetic regulators" that are hijacked by avian and swine flu viruses during human infection. The discovery, published this week in the Journal of Virology, could reveal new targets for broad-spectrum antivirals to combat current — and perhaps future — strains of influenza A viruses. The study is the first to compare the role played by human microRNAs — small molecules that...

2012-03-14 22:15:58

The Brazilian Navy and the Spanish flu Few people know about the participation of Brazil in World War I. Although Brazil remained neutral during most of the conflict, it eventually sent a fleet to support the war effort against the central powers. It was the only Latin-American country to do so. But the Brazilian expedition encountered an unexpected and treacherous enemy in the African coast against which -like all other Armies- it was not prepared for: the Spanish flu. The Spanish flu...

2012-03-08 11:59:16

Predictors of seasonal influenza vaccination among health-care workers in hospitals: A descriptive meta-analysis A belief that the seasonal flu jab really works is far more likely to sway healthcare professionals to get vaccinated than the potential to protect at risk patients from infection, finds research published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Healthcare systems in many developed countries have struggled to persuade clinicians on the frontline to have the seasonal flu...

2012-02-25 08:00:00

Their products are FDA registered Class I medical devices and hold many certifications, including conformation to ASTM E and EN requirements, and US Patents. Their thermometers meet or exceed the temperature measurement requirements of major clinical institutions. MII services medical, industrial and consumer markets worldwide, including hospitals, clinics, blood donation centers, dialysis centers, safety and first aid kits, and pandemic flu kits. Elberton, GA (PRWEB) February 25, 2012...

Bird Flu More Common Than Previously Believed
2012-02-24 12:17:18

It was assumed that H5N1 bird flu is a rare disease that kills roughly 59 percent of the people it infects, but a new US study published in the journal Science suggests it may be more common and less deadly than previously believed. The research could help alleviate concerns of a worldwide flu pandemic that could kill millions and millions of people, sparked by the recent lab creation of a mutant bird flu strain that can pass easily between animals. The World Health Organization (WHO)...

2012-02-22 06:14:07

Ivanhoe Newswires)-- Immunization of pregnant women may help increase unborn babies birth weights, and give them a healthier start at life. A recent study used a randomized trial consisting of 340 healthy pregnant women in Bangladesh in their third trimester. Researchers looked at the effect of vaccinating with the influenza vaccine on babies born to vaccinated mothers. It was part of the Mother's Gift project looking at the safety and efficacy of pneumococcal and influenza vaccines in...

Bird Flu Research To Remain Unpublished For Now
2012-02-19 05:18:06

A World Health Organization (WHO) panel has ruled that a pair of studies detailing how scientists were able to mutate the H5N1 bird flu virus into a strain that could lead to a global pandemic will not be published in the near future, various media outlets reported on Friday. According to Eryn Brown of the Los Angeles Times, a 22-person panel of experts drafted by the WHO decided to extend a moratorium on the research indefinitely, announcing that scientific journals Nature and Science...

2012-02-17 09:00:00

The Hand Sanitizer Manufacturing industry expanded over the past five years as people increasingly looked to improve their health. This trend was particularly true during 2009, as the H1N1 flu pandemic resulted in a sharp sales gain. As the pandemic waned and consumer fears eased, however, manufacturers have looked to improve and innovate products to support sales. The next five years will bring slower revenue growth for the industry since a flu pandemic is not something that can be forecast...

Latest Influenza pandemic Reference Libraries

2011-02-17 15:02:05

Influenza A virus causes influenza in birds and some mammals. It is a genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family of viruses. Although the virus is uncommon several strains have been isolated from wild birds. Some can cause severe disease in domestic poultry and sometimes in humans. They are negative sense, single-stranded, segmented RNA viruses. Each subtype has mutated into a variety of strains with different pathogenic profiles. There is a vaccine for humans incase there is an avian influenza, or...

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