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2014-09-30 12:29:39

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Passport Health, one of the largest immunizers in North America, has launched FluFree.com, a website designed to promote, educate about, and provide access to flu vaccinations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140929/149111 For 20 years, Passport Health has provided its clients with protection against vaccine-preventable diseases, including the flu. The launch of FluFree.com is designed to address the growing gap...

2014-09-29 12:29:02

MERIDEN, Conn., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Protein Sciences Corporation, manufacturer of the revolutionary Flublok influenza vaccine, announced today that doses of the vaccine have been released and are now available for shipment. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140617/118909 Flublok is triple the strength of traditional flu vaccines and is the only flu vaccine made without eggs, antibiotics and influenza virus. Flublok is highly pure and does not contain thimerosal...

2014-09-26 23:06:52

Local hospitals have reported suspected cases of Enterovirus D68 in children; The Berkowitz Law Firm LLC helps spread awareness about the illness and ways to protect against it. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 Hospitals across the country are reporting cases of Enterovirus D68, a mysterious respiratory illness that has hospitalized children in a dozen states. Officials at local hospitals have announced they are treating children with suspected cases of the virus. According to NBC...

2014-09-25 08:26:47

Always "Double Check; Don't Double Up" When Treating Symptoms WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the countdown to cold and flu season begins, consumers are getting flu shots and increasing their purchases of cold and flu medicines. The Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition (AAC) is issuing a safety message to consumers, reminding them to double check their medicine labels to avoid doubling up on medicines with acetaminophen when treating symptoms during the upcoming cold and...

2014-09-23 16:26:01

LONDON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Growing numbers of farm and companion animals, increasing use of intensive animal husbandry practices and rising incidence of chronic diseases in animals have propelled the need for better animal healthcare.Food safety concerns have boosted the usage of vaccines for better farm animal production. The global market for veterinary vaccines is estimated to be worth $12.0 billion in 2014 . Expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.8 %, the market is set to...

2014-09-18 12:30:12

Getting a Flu Shot Helps Moms Help Their Babies WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Only about half of all pregnant women in the U.S. get a flu shot each season, leaving thousands of moms-to-be and their babies at increased risk of serious illness. "Getting a flu shot should be a routine part of prenatal care," said Edward McCabe, MD, March of Dimes chief medical officer. "Health care providers should offer their pregnant patients a flu shot each year and...

2014-09-18 12:29:50

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NYBC's Laboratory of Viral Immunology has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to develop a mucosal universal influenza vaccine. Lanying Du., Ph.D., Co-head of the laboratory, was awarded more than $400,000 for this program. The Laboratory of Viral Immunology at NYBC has previous experience in developing universal influenza vaccines. The NIH grant will support further development of a safe and effective mucosal...

2014-09-18 12:29:47

The flu vaccine and hand hygiene are important measures to take to decrease the spread of infection. AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Experts at the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) Influenza/Pneumococcal news conference today encouraged preventive measures be taken during the upcoming flu season to help reduce the spread of illness and infection. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140430/82508 The news conference highlighted, among other things, the Centers...

2014-09-18 12:25:43

- Latest U.S. flu vaccination coverage estimates show highest coverage in youngest and oldest age groups with gains in school-aged children, but coverage remains low for most adult age groups WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Influenza vaccination coverage estimates show an encouraging upward trend overall, but coverage among healthy 18 to 64 year-olds has yet to top 40 percent, according to new data announced at a news conference held today by the National Foundation...

2014-09-17 23:02:36

LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com adds “Research Report on China Avian Influenza Vaccine Industry, 2014-2018” as the latest report to its store. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Many countries choose to kill all infected poultry to control avian influenza, instead of immunizations. The total number of poultry exceeds 10 billion in China. Epidemic diseases, which are difficult to control, will result in huge losses. Therefore, it is quite necessary to immunize the poultry with avian...


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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