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2013-11-14 12:18:28

When patients in the emergency department (ED) are diagnosed with influenza by means of a rapid test, they get fewer unnecessary antibiotics, are prescribed antiviral medications more frequently, and have fewer additional lab tests compared to patients diagnosed with influenza without testing, according to a new study. Published online in the Journal of the Pediatrics Infectious Diseases Society, the findings suggest that diagnosing influenza with a rapid diagnostic test leads to more...

2013-11-14 11:34:31

New findings reveal who is most likely to get flu and how long it takes to recover Are Northerners really more likely to get flu? Does regular exercise help you to recover faster? And what impact will the new childhood flu vaccinations have on the spread of the virus in schools? These are just some of the questions scientists from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine want to explore as they launch the annual nationwide Flusurvey, collecting data from men, women and children...

First Human Becomes Infected By H6N1 Bird Flu In Taiwan
2013-11-14 10:20:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As parts of Southeast Asia continue to struggle with H7N9 and H5N1, one particular bird flu strain that has never been associated with humans has now made the jump. A new report has confirmed that a 20-year-old Taiwanese woman tested positive for the disease earlier this year. Known as H6N1, the avian influenza strain was detected in the patient after she had made several trips to two local hospitals due to fever and trouble...

2013-11-12 23:32:08

Book exposes blood industry decision against sooner AIDS testing during early days of AIDS epidemic contaminated the blood supply. The jury verdict against the blood group was affirmed on appeal to the New Jersey supreme court and fueled a congressional investigation into industry practices. (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 "Every Last Drop: How the Blood Industry Betrayed the Public Trust" by George T. Baxter, Esq., has been released in Commemoration of World AIDS Day “Every Last...

2013-11-12 20:22:42

- Conference call scheduled for Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 8:00 AM EST - BEIJING, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today its unaudited third quarter financial results for for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013. 2013 Third Quarter Financial Highlights (period-over-period comparisons to third quarter 2012) -- Total quarterly sales increased by 54.5% to $22.1 million...

2013-11-12 10:40:36

Competing interests should be declared -- and reported -- to maintain credibility of public health, say researchers Academics with links to the pharmaceutical industry were more likely to talk up the risks of the 2009-10 swine flu pandemic in the media and promote the use of drugs than those without these ties, finds research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. During the 2009-2010 swine flu pandemic, the UK spent an estimated £1 billion on...

2013-11-11 23:01:35

US Bankcard Services, Inc. and its employees participate in AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2013 to support AIDS Project Los Angeles. City of Industry, California (PRWEB) November 11, 2013 US Bankcard Services, Inc. (USBSI) is pleased to announce that its employees, as well as their friends and families, were involved in AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2013, which took place on October 13, 2013. Funds raised from AIDS Walk Los Angeles make it possible for AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), an AIDS service...

2013-11-08 23:05:00

The global market for influenza vaccines, antivirals, and diagnostic products was valued at nearly $3.8 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $4 billion in 2013. BCC Research projects the market to grow to nearly $6 billion by 2018, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8% from 2013 to 2018. Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 According to a new technical market research report, The Global Influenza Market from BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com), the...

2013-11-07 08:31:29

BEIJING, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA), a leading China-based vaccine manufacturer, announced today that it has been selected by the Jiangsu Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Jiangsu CDC) to supply the Company's inactivated hepatitis A vaccine, Healive, under the Expanded Program of Immunization (EPI) in 2014 to the pediatric population in Jiangsu Province. The total volume of the tender is up to 1.8 million doses. As one of the two selected...

2013-11-04 12:26:18

NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spanish artist and winner of the 2013 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year, Miguel Bose, launched a campaign to raise $1 million before World AIDS Day commemorated December 1st each year. "Be a hero, that is what we are asking everyone to become," said Miguel Bose at a press conference this morning where two organizations, one in New York, the other in Barcelona, agreed to work together toward this goal. The campaign will raise funds...


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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