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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...

Well-Child Doctor Visits Lead To Higher Risk Of Illness: Study
2014-02-13 09:42:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at the University of Iowa presents parents with an interesting dilemma – bringing a healthy child in for a check-up or vaccination might be the right thing to do for their health, but it could expose them to a higher risk of illness. According to the study, which was published in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, “well child” visits to the doctor could be causing more than...

2014-02-12 23:31:52

Two-thirds (66.6 percent) of Americans admit they don’t even try to maintain their normal sex life while experiencing cold and flu symptoms according to survey data released by Embria Health Sciences, makers of EpiCor, an immune ingredient for dietary supplements. Ankeny, Iowa (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Two-thirds (66.6 percent) of Americans admit they don’t even try to maintain their normal sex life while experiencing cold and flu symptoms according to survey data released today by...

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...

US Economic Impact Of West Nile Virus Nears $800M: CDC Report
2014-02-11 07:26:46

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A mosquito-borne disease that has been plaguing the US since it was first detected in New York in 1999, has left a greater economic dent than had previously been estimated, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Published in The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (AJTMH), the CDC report has found that since West Nile virus (WNV) was first detected in the US, it has cost the...

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...

2014-02-07 23:24:31

Family doctors of the greater Seattle area release blog post to help educate the public on the prevention and dangers of the influenza outbreak. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 The recent prolific outbreak of the influenza that is spreading throughout the US has prompted the Western Washington Medical Group to release an article to educate the public on the common symptoms of influenza virus, and various prevention methods to avoid infection. The article opens by mentioning that...

2014-02-07 13:13:27

Since its first identification in Asia, highly pathogenic avian influenza—H5N1—has caused significant alarm in the scientific community.  While the virus’ primary target is birds—tens of millions have already died from it—it is capable of infecting mammals, including humans, causing serious illness and a frightening rate of mortality. In a new study, Matthew Scotch, a researcher at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, tracks the spread of an H5N1 variant in...


Latest Influenza Reference Libraries

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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