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9 hrs ago | Bad Astronomy Blog

Obama's Message to West Africans on the Ebola Outbreak

Last week, the State Department performed a small but smart gesture towards countering the continued outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa by releasing a video featuring President Barack Obama speaking to the people of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria. Educating the millions of people in this region on the facts of this massive outbreak and its transmission has been difficult, stymied by widespread suspicion of government officials and health workers, not to mention the perpetual rumors of quack cures .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

15 hrs ago | St. Francis

Swine flu may have hit Milwaukee

Not trying to alarm anyone; just wanting to inform. However, it looks like Milwaukee may have its first cases of swine flu : Officials announced Thursday evening that at least two probable cases of swine flu have been identified in Milwaukee and said four city schools will be closed through the end of the week.

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16 hrs ago | Wired

The Mathematics of Ebola Trigger Stark Warnings: Act Now or Regret It

The Ebola epidemic in Africa has continued to expand since I last wrote about it, and as of a week ago, has accounted for more than 4,200 cases and 2,200 deaths in five countries: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. That is extraordinary: Since the virus was discovered, no Ebola outbreak's toll has risen above several hundred cases.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Epidemiology, Contagion, Arizona State University, Health

Fri Sep 12, 2014

American Reporter

First PersonMY Battle with Technology

Tonight, in a remote and rural part of west-central China's Qinghai Province, a town of 10,000 mostly Tibetan people is entirely quarantined as officials try to contain an outbreak of pneumonic plague. Residents can go anywhere in Ziketan within the quarantined area, but the roads in and out are blocked and no one can leave, the New York Times reported today .

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Related Topix: China, World News, Health

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Crofs Blogs

Osterholm: What we're afraid to say about Ebola

Via The New York Times , an op-ed by Dr. Michael Osterholm: What We're Afraid to Say About Ebola . Excerpt and then a comment: The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has the potential to alter history as much as any plague has ever done.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Nigeria, World News, Mexico

CiteULike

Modeling the Impact of Behavior Changes on the Spread of Pandemic Influenza

In Modeling the Interplay Between Human Behavior and the Spread of Infectious Diseases , pp. 59-77, doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-5474-8_4 We use mathematical models to assess the impact of behavioral changes in response to an emerging epidemic.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine, Influenza, Health, Infectious Diseases, Bird Flu

Pharmacy Times

Answering Questions About Influenza Vaccine Formulations for the 2014/2015 Season

For the 2014/2015 season, 13 types of influenza vaccine are currently available. Navigating the intricacies of specific formulations is of foremost importance to the community pharmacist.

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Related Topix: Influenza, Health

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Stanford

Defining a "public-health emergency" in an age of complex health threats

When chemicals used in coal mining were spilled into the Elk River in West Virginia in January, the governor declared a state of emergency the same day. When the H1N1 influenza virus was discovered in 2009, President Obama declared a national public-health emergency.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Influenza, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Drugs, Infectious Diseases

Naracoorte Herald

Influenza cases tripled

THE deadly influenza virus has already claimed many victims - and the local area has been far from immune - but health experts are warning that the threat has not yet passed. THE deadly influenza virus has already claimed many victims - and the local area has been far from immune - but health experts are warning that the threat has not yet passed.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Influenza, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

WPXI

Everything you need to know ahead of flu season

"I've had the flu whenever I was younger but I really haven't had it recently so it really wasn't something that I thought about," she said. "I guess I'll get one this season just to protect him from getting the flu as well," Sirianni said.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Health

Post-gazette.com

Flu shots available through Allegheny County Health Department starting Monday

The department's influenza vaccination clinic, located at 3441 Forbes Ave., Oakland, will offer the influenza vaccine starting Monday and continuing as long as supplies last. The vaccine will protect against four strains of influenza virus that are expected to circulate this season: H1N1 Type A, H3N2 Type A and two Type B influenza viruses.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Influenza

Medical News

Mapping fruit bat habitats could help fight against Ebola

In the fight against Ebola, mapping fruit bat habitats could be one important step, says a geoinformatics researcher at Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology. Like the Black Death that ravaged medieval Europe, the Ebola virus' progress through remote areas of West Africa is enabled by lack of understanding about the disease, including its causes and transmission.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine, Influenza, Health

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Information Technology

Ansun BioPharma Announces Late Breaker Oral Presentation at ICAAC on...

Ansun BioPharma announced today a late breaker oral presentation titled "DAS181 for the Treatment of Parainfluenza Virus Infections in 16 Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients" by Dr. Mirella Salvatore of Weill Cornell Medical College. The presentation examined the safety, clinical and virologic outcomes of transplant patients infected with the parainfluenza virus and treated with DAS181 .

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Influenza, Health, Bird Flu

CiteULike

Viral Metagenomics on Animals as a Tool for the Detection of Zoonoses Prior to Human Infection?

Many human viral infections have a zoonotic, i.e., wild or domestic animal, origin. Several zoonotic viruses are transmitted to humans directly via contact with an animal or indirectly via exposure to the urine or feces of infected animals or the bite of a bloodsucking arthropod.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Health, Medicine, Influenza

Science Daily

An evolutionary approach to epidemics

An evolutionary analysis of public health data during a major disease outbreak, such as bird flu, E. coli contamination of food or the current Ebola outbreak could help the emergency services plan their response and contain the disease more effectively. An evolutionary analysis of public health data during a major disease outbreak, such as bird flu, E. coli contamination of food or the current Ebola outbreak could help the emergency services plan their response and contain the disease more effectively.

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Related Topix: E. Coli, Health, Bird Flu, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine, Influenza

Newswise

'Missouri Medicine' Turns to SLU for Vaccine Research Insights

Saint Louis University researchers are attacking influenza on multiple fronts as they search for a universal vaccine that protects people from the flu virus that often mutates year to year with deadly consequences. Their progress, as well as the efforts of other researchers in SLU's Center for Vaccine Development who are working to protect people from different infectious diseases, is chronicled in the July/August issue of Missouri Medicine , which focuses on vaccine research.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Health, Vaccinations, Saint Louis University, Infectious Diseases, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

The New Zealand Herald

Misdiagnosed man may have been saved

A man who died from complications associated with the swine flu virus would have been more likely to survive if he had been hospitalised, a coroner's inquest has heard. Hawera man Michael Arthur Thompson was found dead in his home on the morning of June 24, 2011.

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Related Topix: Health, Influenza, Pneumonia, Amoxicillin (generic), Amoxil, Trimox

American Reporter

My HorizonsHEALTH Insurers are Failing 2 Million Children of Our Military

About 2,100 persons have died. As much as one-fourth of America's workforce an 2 billion of the world's population may be infected by the new swine flu when it peaks in Winter, according to studies conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, respectively.

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Related Topix: Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Vaccinations, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Influenza, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Mon Sep 08, 2014

P&T Community

Peramivir Injection Shows Promise Against Influenza

Positive trial results related to peramivir injection , a neuraminidase inhibitor for the treatment of influenza, have been presented at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy , held September 5&ndash9 in Washington, D.C. Single-dose intramuscular peramivir was generally safe and well tolerated, and reduced the duration of clinical symptoms and viral shedding in patients with acute uncomplicated influenza. The median time to the alleviation of influenza symptoms after treatment with peramivir 300 mg was 113.2 hours compared with 134.8 hours with placebo .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza

Park Record

Report: Security agency not prepared for pandemic

For nearly a decade the Homeland Security Department has stockpiled supplies, from respirators and surgical masks to hand sanitizer and antiviral medications, in case of a pandemic. But the agency stocked up without knowing exactly what it needed and now most of the gear and medicine on hand will be unusable after next year, according to an audit by the agency's inspector general released Monday.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Health, Park City, UT

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