Latest Pandemics Stories

2014-01-09 16:24:54

Northwestern Medicine dispels common flu myths that prevent some from staying healthy CHICAGO, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When it comes to the flu and flu shot, there are myths and misunderstandings that can prevent people from staying healthy. While some may consider influenza, commonly known as the flu, to be a more of a nuisance than a serious illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 200,000 people are hospitalized due to...

Scientists Unlock Evolution Of Cholera And Identify The Strain Responsible For Early Pandemics
2014-01-09 12:57:03

McMaster University Working with a nearly 200-year-old sample of preserved intestine, researchers at McMaster University and the University of Sydney have traced the bacterium behind a global cholera pandemic that killed millions – a version of the same bug that continues to strike vulnerable populations in the world's poorest regions. Using sophisticated techniques, the team has mapped the entire genome of the elusive 19th century bacterium. The findings are significant because,...

2014-01-08 23:21:30

Health First (an integrated delivery network) and the Florida Department of Health strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated for the flu to protect themselves and help reduce the spread of this deadly virus. Rockledge, FL (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 Two patients with the flu are currently on life support at Brevard County, Florida hospitals and a woman in her late 30s recently passed away from the flu virus. Healthcare facilities across the state are seeing an increase in flu cases and...

2014-01-06 23:22:57

In response to an article published by HealthDay, Gabriel Pediatrics discusses the decrease in pediatric AIDS in the United States. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 Gabriel Pediatrics, a NY-based comprehensive pediatric care practice, responds to an article published by HealthDay on December 24th, which reports that the current state of pediatric AIDS has decreased substantially over recent years. According to the article published by HealthDay titled “Big Strides in Battle Against...

2014-01-06 12:27:37

Chicago's MedSpring Immediate Care offers free vaccines each Tuesday in January CHICAGO, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest data released by the CDC shows that flu season has hit early and hard across several regions in the United States. Reports indicate that H1N1, dubbed swine flu, has reemerged after causing significant deaths in 2009. Fortunately, this year's flu vaccine protects against H1N1. To help prevent the spread of influenza, including swine flu, free flu shots will...

US Seasonal Flu Widespread With H1N1 As The Dominant Strain
2014-01-05 06:51:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The 2013-2014 influenza season is underway in the United States, with more than half the country reporting widespread cases of flu activity, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While last year’s flu season was one of the worst in recent years in the US, one of this year’s strains – H1N1 – is making up more than half of the cases so far reported. It was during the 2009-2010 flu season that...

2013-12-31 12:22:29

Completely Synthetic Replikins Vaccine H1N1Pan3(TM) Is Available Now LONDON, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bioradar UK Ltd. announced today that analysis of 35,529 sequences in two H1N1 Replikins genes, from 1918 to 2013, indicates that the risk of a third H1N1 (Swine Flu) pandemic has increased. The second H1N1 Pandemic of 2009 was predicted and published by Replikins Ltd. one year in advance, in 2008, by the same Replikins gene FluForecast(®) analysis. The current...

H1N1, Seasonal Flu Spreading Across South-Central US
2013-12-28 08:14:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online The number of US states reporting widespread seasonal flu activity has more than doubled in the last week, and the H1N1 swine flu is the predominant strain of influenza in the south-central part of the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday. According to CNN’s Ashley Hayes, the states that are reporting an increase in flu activity being experienced in over 50 percent of their counties or...

First H7N9 Bird Flu Death Reported From Hong Kong
2013-12-27 06:32:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Health officials from Hong Kong have reported that an 80-year-old man is the first person to die from H7N9 bird flu in the island region. The news comes less than a month after the first case of the bird flu was detected there in a 36-year-old domestic helper who had traveled to Shenzhen for live poultry. The 80-year-old man, who lived in Shenzhen, traveled to Tuen Mun Hospital on Dec. 3 in search of diabetes and heart treatment....

2013-12-19 23:20:37

The Elton John AIDS Foundation has awarded the School of Public Health at Georgia State University a $50,000 grant to support training of ex-offenders to work with high-risk populations affected by HIV/AIDS. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 The Elton John AIDS Foundation has awarded the School of Public Health at Georgia State University a $50,000 grant to support training of ex-offenders to work with high-risk populations affected by HIV/AIDS. As a result, neighborhoods in metro...

Latest Pandemics Reference Libraries

2011-04-28 15:06:23

Vibrio cholerae is a gram negative comma-shaped bacterium with a polar flagellum that causes cholera in humans. V. cholerae belongs to the gamma subdivision of the Proteobacteria. Classical and El Tor are the two types of V. Cholerae identified by hemaggluttination testing. El Tor is found throughout the world, while the classical biotype is found only in Bangladesh. It was first isolated as the cause of cholera by Italian anatomist Filippo Pacini in 1854; however, this discovery was not...

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