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Computerized Surveillance System Quickly Detects Disease Outbreaks Among Preschoolers

Provided by Deborah Jacobson, American Academy of Pediatrics ​A web-based system that allows preschools and child care centers to report illnesses to local public health departments could improve the detection of disease outbreaks and allow...

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2014-10-18 08:21:24

CHICAGO, Oct. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors Immediate Care announces $14.99 Flu Shots offer by reducing previous offer on Flu shots $19.99 per shot and extends the offer duration until November 30th, 2014 for the benefit of the valued customers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141017/152755-INFO This Offer will be available in all Chicago-area clinics for everyone over 6 months of age, will be available from 9:00AM-9:00PM on weekdays, 10:00AM to 6:00PM on weekends and...

2014-10-16 23:10:02

Recent studies looking at the relationship between probiotics and the flu provide further evidence that probiotics are useful for the prevention of respiratory tract infections and boosting the flu vaccine effectiveness. GI for Life urges parents to educate themselves regarding the benefits of probiotic supplementation. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Flu season is upon us, and now is the time to take defensive measures to stay healthy this flu season. Having probiotics stocked...

2014-10-16 08:27:40

NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kalorama Information believes an experimental vaccine distribution in the United Kingdom and other similar developments point to a growing flu vaccine market, as well as a growing market for the production of these vaccines. The healthcare market researcher said that two- to four-year-olds in the UK are for the first time to be offered for free an egg-based nasal vaccine. The intention is to prevent influenza (flu) in hopes of not just...

2014-10-15 23:10:58

Fusing tried-and-tested principles of social psychology with the ubiquity of social media, Evive Health is helping people across 50 states tackle the seasonal bug in a new way. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Leader in health care communications Evive Health has gone all social for this year's flu season. Fusing tried-and-tested principles of social psychology with the ubiquity of social media, the Chicago-based health engagement specialist is helping people across 50 states...

2014-10-15 08:31:48

TYLENOL® SMILING IT FORWARD(TM) Ambassador & Pediatrician Tanya Altmann, MD Provides Tips For Keeping the Family Healthy During Cold & Flu Season FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's no secret that cold and flu season can be one of the most worrisome times for new moms. According to a recent survey conducted by Mom Central in partnership with the makers of TYLENOL®, 52% of moms agree that a baby's first fever is the most challenging motherhood moment, and 82% report they...

2014-10-14 23:13:46

Bedford-Stuyvesant clinic hosts a community celebration around getting vaccinated. Brooklyn, New York (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 Prominis wants to see if the Bedford-Stuyvesant community can work together to beat the flu for the 2014-2015 flu season. New York State has suffered through intense flu epidemics, with numbers of infected people climbing higher than 30,000. Healthcare workers across the state have been making every effort to encourage people to get vaccinated. Prominis is...

2014-10-14 16:28:38

ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The soon coming Rapid Diagnostic Ebola Whole Blood Test can be done in 20 minutes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141014/152046-INFO Detecting proteins by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and detecting antibodies against the virus using an antibody / antigen binding lateral flow device, are used on other virus detection. These methods have been proven for years to be fast and accurate. With the experience of WholeHealth...

2014-10-13 23:03:03

STS Health introduces FluNada Cold & Flu Relief, the new over-the-counter solution to fill the gap between vaccines for prevention and anti-viral medication for treatment. Available at CVS and Walgreens nationwide this cold and flu season. Reston, VA (PRWEB) October 13, 2014 STS Health is excited to announce our flagship product, FluNada, has been approved for national distribution with CVS and Walgreens. It is a revolutionary new product to target cold and flu-like symptoms like no...

2014-10-12 23:02:06

What could be the largest health scare since HIV, ebola is much less common than the flu, according to pain management expert Michael Steuer. Memphis, TN (PRWEB) October 12, 2014 Much has been written of late regarding the global outbreak of Ebola. Worldwide fear of spread of the virus has made it almost impossible to turn on one’s TV without hearing a talking head discussing it. Last month, the World Health Organization estimated the average mortality rate at 50% amongst those who were...

2014-10-10 08:20:28

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new trend in travel is showing that the Centers for Disease Control's initiative to screen passengers at five international airports is a positive measure. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141009/151378LOGO The number of clients that Passport Health sees going to West Africa has dropped 67% for the month of September, and this statistic has been in overall decline for most of the third-quarter. The two countries...


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Virology Journal
2012-04-24 18:40:35

Virology Journal is an open-access peer-reviewed medical journal published by BioMed Central. It covers research related to viruses and the prevention of viral infection (including vaccination, the use of antiviral agents, and gene therapy). Virology Journal was established in 2004 and is edited by Robert F. Garry. The goal of the journal is to cover rapid communications amongst virologists. The journal has not been published without controversy, however. On 21, July 2010, the journal...

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2011-04-15 13:07:05

Chlamydophila psittaci is a lethal intracellular bacterial species that causes endemic avian chlamydiosis, epizootic outbreaks in mammals, and respiratory psittacosis in humans. It can be transmitted through inhalation, contact, or ingestions among birds and mammals. It generally starts with flu-like symptoms and becomes a life-threatening pneumonia. Many stay dormant until activated by stress. Birds are great vectors of the disease since they are highly mobile and feed on infected animals....

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2011-02-25 18:53:25

West Nile virus (WNV) is a virus of the family Flaviviridae. It is part of the Japanese encephalitis antigenic complex of viruses and is found in both tropical and temperate regions. It primarily infects birds but can infect humans, horses, dogs, cats, bats, and other mammals. Humans are generally infected through the bites of mosquitoes and about 90% of West Nile Virus infections are without symptoms. The virion is 45-60 nm and covered with a relatively smooth protein surface. It is...

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2011-02-23 21:28:34

A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates inside the living cells of organisms. It is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of organisms. Most are too small to be seen by anything but a microscope and they infect all organisms from animals to plants to bacteria. The first one discovered was the tobacco virus in 1898. Since then around 5,000 viruses have been described in detail although there are millions of different types. They are found in...

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2011-02-17 17:11:15

Monkeypox virus causes monkeypox in both humans and animals. It was first found in 1958 in macaque monkeys that were being used as laboratory animals. The monkeys are often used for neurological experiments. The virus is typically found in rainforest regions of central and West Africa. It was first discovered in 1970 in humans and from 1970 to 1986 there were over 400 cases reported in humans. The main infection route was through contact with infected animals and their bodily fluids. The...

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