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2 hrs ago | US Pharmacist

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs usually caused by a bacterium or virus. These germs can be breathed into the lungs when spread through the air.

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Related Topix: Pneumonia, Health

6 hrs ago | US Pharmacist

NAIs Lower Risk of Death From H1N1 by 25%

According to a large meta-analysis, adults hospitalized with H1N1 influenza during the 2009-2010 pandemic were 25% less likely to die from the disease if they were given antiviral drugs called neuraminidase inhibitors , such as Tamiflu.

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Related Topix: H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Health, Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Tamiflu, Oseltamivir (generic)

10 hrs ago | RedOrbit

Tracking The Spread Of The Flu Virus Through Wikipedia Traffic

Some have suggested tracking the levels of specific Google searches can be used to determine the spread of an influenza epidemic, but a new study in the journal PLOS Computational Biology has found an even better internet-based measure - watching Wikipedia traffic.

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

15 hrs ago | Londonderry Today

9k doses of flu vaccine issued at Altnagelvin

Over nine thousand doses of flu vaccine - varying between three different brand names - were distributed at Altnagelvin over the past three years, the Sentinel can reveal.

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

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Infection Control Today

Pediatrician Reviews Influenza, Bacterial Super-Infections

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital pediatrician-in-chief Jon McCullers, MD, was recently invited to submit a review in the April issue of Nature Reviews Microbiology.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pediatrics, Microbiology, Biology, Science, Infectious Diseases, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Great Falls Tribune

Flu season appears to be winding down

A drop in influenza cases prompted Benefis Health System to lift its visitation restrictions this week, once again allowing children and people who suspect they may be coming down with a cold to visit friends and loved ones in the hospital.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Cascade County, MT, Great Falls, MT, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Public Radio

Second Wave Of Milder Flu Hitting Northeast

Months ago, the flu season seemed to be winding down. But health officials on Friday reported widespread flu-like illnesses in six states.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Control Group

Patch.com

Flu Makes Easter Resurgence In New Jersey: Has It Affected You?

Influenza, which had begun to wane last month, has made a springtime resurgence in New Jersey, according to NJ.com .

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

WLBT-TV Jackson

Flu season is turning deadly in healthy population

Many doctors are alarmed at what they are seeing this flu season. The flu is striking Mississippians and it's striking hard, in a demographic that typically tolerates flu well.

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

WSOCTV

Flu-related deaths hit 100 in NC

As the end of flu season nears, North Carolina is seeing nearly double the flu deaths from last year.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

School bans on chocolate milk may backfire

Bacteria that can cause serious eye infections are able to survive longer in contact lens cleaning solution than previously known, a new study finds.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Sleep, Medicine, Health, Cancer, Breast Cancer, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Serologic Evidence of Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 Virus Infection in Northern Sea Otters

To the Editor: Sporadic epizootics of pneumonia among marine mammals have been associated with multiple animal-origin influenza A virus subtypes ; seals are the only known nonhuman host for influenza B viruses .

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

Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Influenza A(H5N2) Virus Antibodies in Humans after Contact with Infected Poultry, Taiwan, 2012

Centers for Disease Control, Taipei, Taiwan Six persons in Taiwan who had contact with poultry infected with influenza A showed seroconversion for the virus by hemagglutinin inhibition or microneutralization testing.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World News, Taiwan, Vaccinations, Bird Flu

LiveScience

Big Data and the Flu: How Wikipedia Can Track Influenza

By monitoring the number of times people look for flu information on Wikipedia, researchers may be better able to estimate the severity of a flu season, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu

Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Influenza-associated Hospitalizations and Deaths, Costa Rica, 2009 - "2012

Guiselle Guzman SaborA o, Alexey Clara, Antonio Garcia, Fabio Quesada, Rakhee Palekar, Percy Minaya, Marvin Cervantes, Mariel Lopez, Jenny Lara, Jorge Jara, Natalia Blanco, Joseph Bresee, Marc-Alain Widdowson, and Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner Data needed to guide influenza vaccine policies are lacking in tropical countries.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Costa Rica, World News, 9, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Fox 23

3 additional deaths due to flu reported in Okla.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports three more deaths due to influenza to raise the total number this flu season to 61. The deaths reported Thursday are the first in the state since early March and adds to the record number reported during the flu season that began in September.

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NewsOn6 Tulsa

Three Additional Deaths Due To Flu Reported In Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports three deaths due to influenza in the past week has raised the total number this flu season to 61. The deaths reported Thursday are the first in the state since the middle of March and adds to the record number reported during the flu season that began in September.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Medicine, Health, Tulsa County, OK, Comanche County, OK, Oklahoma County, OK, Cleveland County, OK

Sunherald.com

Rhode Island health official: Flu widespread again

The dominant strains in the late-season wave include H3N2, which has a significant impact on the elderly, and influenza B. Officials say that of the 13 flu-related deaths this season, most were people in their 80s and 90s.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine

WKXW-FM Trenton

New Flu Shows Up in NJ [AUDIO]

The calendar says mid-April, everything is turning green, the birds are singing, and yet in many parts of New Jersey there are reports of increased influenza -like illness.

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

Hispanic Business

Patent Issued for High Growth Reassortant Influenza a Virus

Currently, influenza A strains can be prepared by classic reassortment of the recommended strain and a laboratory strain or by reverse genetics technology wherein the gene segments coding for the surface proteins are derived from the recommended strain and other gene segments are derived from high growth virus strains.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Inventions, Science / Technology, Genetics, Biology, Science, Mumps

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