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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...

2014-10-09 23:03:49

Does Recent Sharp Drop in Replikin Count Signal Early End for the Current Ebola Outbreak? Replikins Global Surveillance SystemTM Data to be Presented at Boston University School of Medicine, Distinguished Speaker Series, October 14, 2014 LONDON, UK (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 Replikins Global Surveillance SystemTM analysis of the Ebola virus show the highest ever peaks in Ebola Gene Replikin Counts in the years 2012 and 2013. Such genomic increases predicted the current worst ever Ebola...

2014-10-09 23:00:33

Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey offers influenza tips and Community Flu Clinics every Thursday in October. Morristown, New Jersey (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 As part of the Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey (VNA) commitment to community health and wellness, flu shots will be available every Thursday in October from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM at their Morristown New Jersey headquarters located at 175 South Street. Every year, an average of 200,000 people are...

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2014-10-09 08:40:25

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The authors of two new studies published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) analyzed the use of different types of vaccines to help better prevent and control pandemic bird flu virus. In one of the studies, Saint Louis University professor of infectious diseases, allergy and immunology Dr. Robert Belshe and his colleagues found that a vaccine designed to protect against an old strain of avian flu...

2014-10-09 08:27:05

SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- RPS Diagnostics, Inc. (RPS®) today announced CE mark of its FebriDx(TM) test, clearing the way for sales in the European Union and all countries recognizing the CE mark. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141008/151092 FebriDx is a rapid, disposable, in-office test that helps identify and differentiate a clinically significant immune response to viral and/or bacterial acute febrile respiratory infection at the...

2014-10-08 23:07:25

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 other product on the market. Reston, VA (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 STS Health, maker of homeopathic throat and nasal spray FluNada, has expanded distribution for this year’s cold & flu season. Following a successful trial of FluNada in Walgreens and CVS, the nation’s top...

2014-10-08 16:25:01

- For every Like on the Theraflu® Facebook page, Novartis Consumer Health, Inc. will donate $1 up to $100,000 to national nonprofit organization Families Fighting Flu PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year, the flu strikes up to 20% of people across the United States, and more than 200,000 Americans are hospitalized for flu-related complications annually.(1) That's why preparedness is key to keeping families healthy during cold and flu season. To help consumers get...

2014-10-08 08:26:30

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A major North Carolina medical center announces that studies have conclusively demonstrated that the PhotoxAir(TM) purification system significantly reduced airborne bacteria in clinical trials conducted in an emergency department setting. The data was presented at ID Week; the annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Society Healthcare Epidemiology of America, the HIV Medicine Association and the Pediatric...

2014-10-07 23:09:06

The Body’s Immune System Requires Lots of Water to Function Optimally, Says Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 With the 2014 fall flu season upon us, reports fresh water advocate Sharon Kleyne, the best way to prepare the body’s immune system and resist illness is to drink at least eight to ten glasses of fresh water each day, every day. Keeping the body healthy and well hydrated will not only improve the ability to fight off 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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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.