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2009-08-17 10:30:00

Webinars held with school districts statewide in preparation for the upcoming flu season HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Secretary of Health today released guidance on Novel H1N1, also known as swine flu, for elementary and secondary schools in an effort to keep kids and staff healthy and flu-free this school year. "The most important message for parents is that sick children should not go to school. The same applies to teachers and staff. If you are sick, the...

2009-08-12 16:19:25

Existing data are insufficient to conclude the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic was preceded by a mild, so-called spring wave, U.S. researchers said. Scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said their analysis of 14 global or regional influenza epidemics in the past 500 years reveals no consistent pattern of wave-like surges of disease before major outbreaks. A commonly held belief is that severe influenza pandemics are preceded by a milder wave of illness in the...

2009-08-12 11:25:00

NORCROSS, Ga., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcing the potential for an unusual number of serious illnesses in school-age children (ages 5-24) and pregnant women from the H1N1 virus (swine flu)(i,ii), washing hands with soap that can kill the virus immediately and continue to kill it for up to six hours could mean the difference between getting swine flu or avoiding it, especially before a vaccine is expected to be available in...

2009-08-10 12:47:10

A meta-analysis found anti-virals such as Tamiflu and Relenza may not help children with novel H1N1 flu, or swine flu, a researcher in Britain said. Matthew Shun-Shin of John Radcliffe Hospital and Oxford University in England and colleagues conducted systematic review of data from published and unpublished randomized controlled trials using anti-virals in children younger than age 12. Eligible studies included four randomized trials of treatment of influenza -- two with Tamiflu two with...

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2009-08-05 14:42:50

The swine flu pandemic has resulted in 1,154 deaths since April, the World Health Organization reported on Wednesday. The organization said 338 deaths were reported last week. The illness has been tracked in 168 countries and territories. WHO said that some two billion people could be infected with the H1N1 virus before the disease is eliminated. "By the end of a pandemic, anywhere between 15-45 percent of a population will have been infected by the new pandemic virus," WHO spokeswoman...

2009-08-02 19:24:59

U.S. public health experts indicated Sunday the H1N1 flu will make a strong return, possibly as soon as the end of August. Drug makers will begin this week testing two potential vaccines against an anticipated H1N1 pandemic but vaccinations are not expected to be available until mid-October, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Sunday. The most at-risk segment of the population -- pregnant women, those with chronic diseases, healthcare and emergency medical workers, and children -- will be...

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2009-08-01 14:55:00

The CDC has counted 51 more deaths due to swine flu infections during the past week, making the total number of swine flu deaths exceed 350, according to a report issued Friday. On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the latest numbers of its weekly monitoring program aimed at tracking the total number of swine flu-related deaths. The report found that 5,514 people in the US have been hospitalized due to the illness, and 353 have died "“ 51 of which occurred...

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2009-07-24 13:50:42

Up to 40 percent of Americans could be infected with the swine flu virus over the next two years, according to new estimates from the CDC. The US plans to have about 160 million doses of swine flu vaccine on hand in October. Testing on the vaccines is set to begin soon. The infection rate estimates show that the number of people infected by swine flu would double the number of people with normal seasonal flu. Data implies that while about 36,000 people die from flu during a normal season,...

2009-07-22 13:42:04

The Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM VTEU) is part of a federally funded network of such centers that will take part this summer in a series of studies that will help determine the best dose of several experimental vaccines designed to protect against the 2009 H1N1 (swine) influenza.  BCM will participate in several studies of the candidate vaccines."These trials are important because we are in an influenza pandemic, and we don't have effective...

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2009-07-17 23:14:40

The U.S. government is planning for widespread H1N1 vaccination in the fall but federal officials say they are not worried about having enough vaccine. The yields, what we have heard about yields, is consistent with the way we were planning and we haven't heard news that has changed our expectations for vaccine availability in the fall, Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said at a telephone...