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1 hr ago | CTV

Canada on the lookout as exported MERS cases 'very likely,' WHO warns

Countries should be on the lookout for cases of MERS in people returning from Middle Eastern countries affected by the virus, the World Health Organization said Thursday in an updated risk assessment of the new coronavirus.


Related Topix: World News, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Medicine, Bird Flu, Health

5 hrs ago | World Health Organization

Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus - update

On 23, 20 and 17 April 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China notified WHO of 6 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A virus.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Bird Flu, World News, China, Asia,

8 hrs ago | Cynsations

New Voice: Yvonne Ventresca on Pandemic

By Cynthia Leitich Smith for Cynsations Yvonne Ventresca is the first-time author of Pandemic .


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Journalism, Travel, Asia Travel, Hong Kong, China Travel, China Travel, Bird Flu, Health, Medicine, Infectious Diseases

12 hrs ago |

Taiwan CDC confirmed 3rd imported H7N9 influenza case on April 22

In the evening of April 22, 2014, the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control confirmed the third imported case of H7N9 avian influenza in a 44-year-old female from Nanjing, Jiangsu, .


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bird Flu, World News, China, Taiwan, Tamiflu, Oseltamivir (generic)

13 hrs ago | WILX-TV Lansing

Flu Season Resurgence

Winter is over, and if you were lucky enough to escape the flu,, you're not out of the woods yet.


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

13 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

95% of Israeli children get their recommended vaccinations

To mark World Immunization Week, Health Ministry publishes stats showing country's immunization baskets are among the broadest in world.


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

15 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Ginseng can treat and prevent influenza and RSV in mice, researcher finds

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Related Topix: Ginseng, Supplement, Medicine, Health, Nutrition, Herbalism, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu

18 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Quidel Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Reported EPS of $ per share compared to $0.36 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2013.


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

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Vancouver Sun

B.C. flu season marked first firing of hospital worker for refusing vaccine or mask

The wrecking ball has destroyed many of the city's older homes in recent years, victims of the overheated development and real estate markets.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine

The Globe and Mail

Health-care worker fired after refusing flu shot, mask

A patient gets a shot during a flu vaccine program in Calgary on Oct. 26, 2009. A prominent infectious diseases specialist says mandatory flu shots for health-care workers should be put on hold until there is a more effective influenza vaccine.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine, Infectious Diseases, North America, Canada, World News, Epidemic, Natural Disasters,

The Washington Post

Bird Flu Found on California Quail Farm Spurs Export Bans

The disease known as bird flu has been found on a quail farm in California, prompting countries including Russia to ban poultry shipments from the state.


Related Topix: California, Bird Flu, Health, Medicine, Stanislaus County, CA, Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

B.C. health care worker fired for refusing vaccination, mask

Health Minister Terry Lake says one health care worker was fired during the flu season for failing to follow new protocols that require staff to either get vaccinated or wear a mask when treating patients.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine

KRRQ-FM Lafayette

Chance the Rapper Hospitalized Due to Flu & Tonsillitis; Cancels More Tour Dates

On Sunday, Chance the Rapper cancelled his scheduled appearance at the Coachella music festival in Indio, California, after he was hospitalized with an unspecified illness.


Related Topix: Indio, CA, Twitter, Medicine, Health

CBC News

B.C. health worker fired for not getting flu vaccine

A B.C. provincial government policy requires health care workers in the province to get a flu shot or wear a mask while caring for patients during flu season.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine, Canada


New Flu-Vaccination Program Targets School Attendance

A new study out Wednesday shows there were 2.4 million absences from school last year in Central Texas, costing local districts a total of $91 million in lost revenue from the state.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Family, Kids, Education Etc., Medicine, Manor, TX, Pflugerville, TX


Akt inhibitor MK2206 prevents influenza pH1N1 virus infection in vitro.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Bird Flu


Flu shuts down local daycare

Those thinking flu season is over should think again. The flu bug hit one metro daycare so hard that they had to shut down for a couple days.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Tue Apr 22, 2014


Doctors concerned by late-season flu spike

An unusual spike in flu cases that shut down a Parkville child care center is also making its rounds across the country.


Related Topix: H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Health, Medicine, Vaccinations

The Telegraph

Pharma trio prescribe rejig pill

Zurich/London, April 22 : Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis has announced an overhaul of its operations on Tuesday that included an agreement to buy the cancer drug business of its British rival GlaxoSmithKline for up to $16 billion.


Related Topix: Biotech, GlaxoSmithKline, Healthcare Industry, Health

USA Today

Deals bubble up in big pharma

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Related Topix: Health, Publishing, Media, Morningstar