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2013-12-18 23:19:45

Vaccines have been successful in preventing disease, but according to Kalorama Information that doesn’t mean they will hurt the market for products to test for those diseases. The healthcare market research publisher says a variety of factors will boost the infectious disease IVD market, even if vaccines are developed and widely distributed. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Vaccines have been successful in preventing disease, but according to Kalorama Information that doesn’t...

Uncontrolled Deforestation Linked To Deadly Madagascar Plague
2013-12-16 08:37:38

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When most people hear of the bubonic plague they tend to think of the Black Death pandemic that swept through the western world in the Middle Ages, wiping out nearly a quarter of the world’s population. Black Death plague was the single biggest killer of people across the world from the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries, and surprisingly today, the bubonic plague is still a big problem in many parts of the world....

2013-12-12 12:27:30

During National Influenza Vaccination Week, CDC urges unvaccinated Americans to get a flu vaccine ATLANTA, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Flu vaccination prevented an estimated 6.6 million influenza-associated illnesses, 3.2 million medically attended illnesses, and 79,000 hospitalizations during the 2012-2013 flu season, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). CDC also reported today that...

2013-12-12 12:27:01

Leaders remind Texans that it's not too late to get vaccinated, protect themselves during peak flu season DALLAS, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- By December, many Texans may mistakenly feel that it is too late to get vaccinated against the flu. But December through February is the peak season for the flu in Texas and by getting immunized during December, the vaccine will offer several more months of protection. Running concurrently to the Centers for Disease Control and...

2013-12-10 23:02:13

Study reveals that the drug-resistant strain retains its ability to replicate and cause severe illness. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai reported that a virulent new strain of influenza – the virus that causes the flu – appears to retain its ability to cause serious disease in humans even after it develops resistance to antiviral medications. The finding was included in a study that was published today in the journal...

2013-12-10 12:33:27

Company collaborating with public health departments and community organizations to drive immunization rates in conjunction with CDC effort DEERFIELD, Ill., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is driving flu shot awareness during its National Influenza Vaccination Week campaign Dec. 8-14, and with the winter holidays and busy travel period approaching, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) is giving people another telling reminder of why...

2013-12-06 16:23:12

EAGAN, Minn., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATS Labs announced today that they are pleased to offer testing of antimicrobial products for efficacy against avian influenza A (H7N9) virus. Avian influenza A (H7N9) virus, called H7N9 for short, has infected humans in China causing severe respiratory illness. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one-third of those infected have died. Avian influenza H7 viruses belong to a...

Genetic Defect Protects Mice From Infection With Influenza Viruses
2013-12-06 11:52:48

Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research A new study published in the scientific journal PLOS Pathogens points out that mice lacking a protein called Tmprss2 are no longer affected by certain flu viruses. The discovery was made by researchers from the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig in collaboration with colleagues from Göttingen and Seattle. Whether it is H1N1, H5N1 or H7N9: The flu virus influenza A exists in many different types as its two coating...

H7N9 Bird Flu Infects First Human In Hong Kong, Alerts Raised
2013-12-04 08:14:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The deadly H7N9 bird flu strain that has so far sickened 139 people in eastern China and Taiwan since April, has now been confirmed in the southeastern island city of Hong Kong. H7N9, which has killed 45 people so far, was discovered in a 36-year-old Indonesian domestic helper, said Ko Wing-man, Hong Kong’s health secretary. According to Ko, the woman had occasionally traveled to the neighboring mainland city of Shenzhen,...

2013-12-03 23:20:17

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists report that avian H2N2 influenza A viruses related to 1957-1958 pandemic infect human cells and spread among ferrets; may aid identification of emerging threats Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have evidence that descendants of the H2N2 avian influenza A virus that killed millions worldwide in the 1950s still pose a threat to human health, particularly to those under 50. The...


Latest Pandemics Reference Libraries

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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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