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2014-01-16 16:24:35

MediVector, Inc. Announces the Successful Initiation of Its Phase 3 Program for the Investigational Influenza Drug BOSTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MediVector, Inc. today announced the enrollment of its first patient in the United States in one of two FAVOR favipiravir Phase 3 studies in adults with uncomplicated influenza. This multi-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled study is expected to enroll over 1,000 patients in participating clinics and practices in North,...

2014-01-16 14:28:36

New avenues for influenza control suggested by identification of an enzyme that plays a crucial role in resistance to the infection McGill researchers, led by Dr. Maya Saleh of the Department of Medicine, have identified an enzyme, cIAP2 that helps the lungs protect themselves from the flu by giving them the ability to resist tissue damage. “It’s a discovery that offers exciting new avenues for controlling influenza, since until now attempts to target the virus itself have proven...

2014-01-16 00:21:55

Urgent Care centers offering front line perspectives on this year's flu season. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- MD Now Medical Centers, a leading provider of urgent care services in Florida today announced its 2013-2014 flu outlook. MD Now Urgent Care has treated patients with influenza and influenza-like illness throughout its many Urgent Care Centers in South Florida. The numbers of those treated rose during the month of December and expectations are that the...

2014-01-15 12:26:36

Select Meijer pharmacies in Michigan participate in regional patient care study to provide testing, medications quicker for common illnesses GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As health officials across the Midwest warn against the widespread reach of the flu virus, select Meijer pharmacies in Michigan will offer free diagnostic testing for influenza and strep throat to eligible patients, enabling Meijer pharmacists to administer tests and, in some cases, fill the matching...

2014-01-14 08:28:02

New Analysis Finds 32 States Fail to Vaccinate at least 40 Percent of Adults 18-64 Years Old WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An analysis released today by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) found that only 35.7 percent of adults ages 18 to 64 years old got the flu shot last season (the most recent period data with available data). By comparison, 56.6 percent of children (ages 6 months to 17 years old) and 66.2 percent of seniors (ages 65 and older) were vaccinated....

2014-01-14 04:21:06

SALISBURY, England, January 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Enigma Diagnostics Ltd, a leader in molecular diagnostic point-of-care (PoC) infectious disease testing, announces that it has today declared conformity with the requirements of the IVD Directive 98/79/EC for CE Marking of its Enigma(R) ML system and its first FluAB-RSV diagnostic assay. The EnigmaML system uniquely combines a number of features critical to PoC testing. The fully automated raw sample to result...

2014-01-13 23:25:12

In response to an article published by Daily Herald, Dr. Demetri Gabriel examines 4 tips that could help people, especially young ones, stay healthy during flu season. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 Dr. Demetri Gabriel responds to an article published by Daily Herald on January 6th, which reports on tips to stay healthy during the flu season. According to the Daily Herald article titled “How pros stay healthy in the cold-and-flu season,” flu season can be one of the most risky...

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...

2014-01-10 20:22:01

PLEASANTON, Calif., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As many states experience an increase in flu cases and flu-related hospitalizations, Safeway is helping customers stay healthy by offering traditional and High Dose (HD) flu vaccines at store pharmacies. In addition, those who get a flu vaccine will receive a 10% off coupon to be used on an entire shopping trip. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130625/SF38175LOGO) "Safeway pharmacy is committed to supporting the efforts of...

2014-01-10 16:22:03

MURRIETA, Calif., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Influenza season is well underway with nearly half the country reporting flu cases. Close to half of the cases being reported in the US are associated with the strain pH1N1 according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC issued an alert about early reports of pH1N1-associated illnesses for 2013-14 Influenza Season with severe cases of respiratory illnesses affecting young and middle-aged adults. Originally called swine flu,...


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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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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