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11 hrs ago | Red Deer Advocate
The last time Alberta put its pandemic plan into action was for the 2009 influenza pandemic after the international outbreak of swine flu or H1N1. "There are elements of that plan that we've reinforced with both Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services over the last couple of weeks," Dr. James Talbot, Alberta's chief medical officer of health, said on Tuesday, the day after the federal government announced a $2.5-million donation in protective equipment, such as gloves, respiratory masks, face shields and gowns in response to the Ebola outbreak.
16 hrs ago | The Washington Post
WITH PEOPLE DYING in the streets of the Liberian capital, President Obama has at last ramped up the U.S. response to the worst outbreak ever of the Ebola virus in West Africa. The fresh surge of support announced Tuesday represents a welcome change of course.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 09:38 pm
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