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1 hr ago | The Macon Telegraph

Oklahoma health officials prepare for flu season

Oklahoma State Department of Health epidemiologist Becky Coffman says public awareness and persuading residents to get a flu shot are vital.

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1 hr ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Oklahoma Health Officials Prepare For Flu Season

After a record-breaking 63 people died as a result of the flu during the 2013-14 flu season, Oklahoma health officials preparing for the coming season say educating the public is key to reducing both the deaths and the number of people who contract the virus.

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9 hrs ago | Medical News

Trials show immunizations are effective in adults

As kids prepare to head back to school, required immunizations are typically on the to-do list, but getting potentially lifesaving vaccines should not end when adulthood begins, says one University of Alabama at Birmingham infectious diseases expert.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, University of Alabama, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Vaccinations, Health, Medicine, Chickenpox

13 hrs ago | BioSpace

Sinovac Biotech Ltd. To Host Conference Call To Report Second Quarter ...

A live audio webcast of the call will also be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.sinovac.com .

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Related Topix: Biotech, Sinovac Biotech, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Health, Bird Flu, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu

Fri Jul 25, 2014

South China Morning Post

Cheap cream can boost flu jabs for elderly, HKU study shows

Professor Yuen Kwok-yung said doctors can apply imiquimod - a medicine for genital warts - to the skin of patients before giving them their shots.

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Related Topix: Aldara, Imiquimod (generic), Medicine, Warts, Genital Warts, Health

Science

Did Brazil's uncontacted tribe receive proper medical care?

Scientists and Brazil's government disagree about whether the isolated Amazon tribespeople who came down with flu after making contact with the outside world last month received adequate medical treatment.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, University of Virginia, Medicine, Health

BioSpace

Contract Research Organization Welcomes As Vice President Of Business Development

Peter has been in the pharmaceutical industry for over 30 years in a number of different business development positions with some of the largest CROs in the industry.

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Related Topix: Sales, Marketing, Health

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

CDC announces the formation of an external laboratory safety workgroup

CDC announced today the formation of an external laboratory safety workgroup of the Advisory Committee to the Director of CDC.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Medicine, Bird Flu, Health, Stanford University, Infectious Diseases, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

KPIC

Off-site flu shots cut as county transfers public health back to state

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Douglas County Public Health will eliminate off-site administration of flu vaccine this flu season, the agency said.

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Related Topix: Douglas County, OR, Roseburg, OR, Medicine, Health, Reedsport, OR, Sutherlin, OR, Canyonville, OR

Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

National, Regional, State, and Selected Local Area Vaccination...

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends that adolescents routinely receive 1 dose of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine, 2 doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine, and 3 doses of human papillomavirus vaccine .* ACIP also recommends administration of "catch-up" vaccinations, such as ... (more)

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, HPV, Mumps, Chickenpox, Hepatitis, Medicine

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Globe-Trotting Virus Hides Inside People's Gut Bacteria

We are all Russian nesting dolls: Our intestines house many bacteria, which house many viruses.

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The Horse

Equine Rhinitis Virus

Outlaw is the most wonderful, loving, friendly horse. He has begun to stumble out on trail and I no longer feel safe on him.

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Mental Help Net

Few Outpatients With Flu Prescribed Antivirals

Few outpatients with influenza are prescribed antivirals, while antibiotic prescribing is more frequent, according to a study published online July 16 in Clinical Infectious Diseases .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Healthcare Industry

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Hispanic Business

NanoViricides President Dr. Diwan Presented FluCide Data at the 3rd...

Influenza A H1N1 infected animals treated with FluCide survived the full 21-day observation period, whereas animals treated with 40mg/kg/d oseltamivir phosphate survived only 8 days in this highly lethal study.

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Related Topix: H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Tamiflu, Oseltamivir (generic)

The Otago Daily Times

Worst of this flu season yet to come

Abbotsford School pupils Harry Bond and Layla Barton wash their hands in a bid to keep winter bugs at bay.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Live Science

'Uncontacted' Amazon People Treated for Flu

Advocates for indigenous tribes and Brazilian officials are worried that a group of people in the Amazon who had been living in isolation from the outside world may have contracted the flu - a potentially deadly disease that these individuals had never been exposed to before.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Malaria

Daily World

Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

The head of the government lab which potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Freshnews

Quidel Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Quidel Corporation , a provider of rapid diagnostic testing solutions, cellular-based virology assays and molecular diagnostic systems, announced today financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Quidel, Medical Equipment, Healthcare Industry, Food and Drug Administration, Chickenpox, Health, Infectious Diseases

Medical News

Sinovac selected to supply seasonal influenza vaccine to Beijing citizens

Sinovac Biotech Ltd. , a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today that it has been selected by the Beijing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be a supplier of the seasonal influenza vaccine to the citizens of Beijing for 2014.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Biotech, Sinovac Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Daily Beast

RFK Jr.'s Twisted Anti-Vaxx HistoryBy Russell Saunders

Despite multiple studies showing no link between vaccines and autism, RFK Jr. continues to use his position to spread that lie.

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Related Topix: Autism, Health, Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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