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  • Scientists Study Past Flu Pandemics for Clues to Future Course of 2009 H1N1 Virus
    A commonly held belief that severe influenza pandemics are preceded by a milder wave of illness arose because some accounts of the devastating flu pandemic of 1918-19 suggested that it may have followed such a pattern. But two scientists from the National Institute of ...More
    August 11, 2009 Posted in News
  • Updated Guidelines for 2009 H1N1 Influenza in Schools Offer Many Options
    Updated federal guidelines offer state and local public health and school officials a range of options for responding to 2009 H1N1 influenza in schools, depending on how severe the flu may be in their communities. The guidance says officials should balance the risk of flu ...More
    August 7, 2009 Posted in News
  • Scientists Decode Genomic Sequences of H1N1
    Researchers at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health are working with Argentina's National Institute of Infectious Diseases, the National Administration of Laboratories and Health Institutes (ANLIS) and Roche 454 ...More
    July 31, 2009 Posted in News
  • Researchers Study Virulence of H1N1 Virus
    Laboratory studies at Kansas State University and the work of a K-State researcher are making headway in the effort to control the pandemic H1N1 infuenza virus. Juergen Richt is a Regents Distinguished Professor at K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine and is a Kansas ...More
    July 30, 2009 Posted in News
  • CDC Advisors Make Recommendations for Use of Vaccine Against Novel H1N1
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met today to make recommendations for use of vaccine against novel influenza A (H1N1).  The committee met to develop recommendations on who should receive vaccine ...More
    July 29, 2009 Posted in News
  • Novel H1N1 Influenza Virus Impacts Pregnant Women More Severely, Study Says
    Pregnant women infected with 2009 novel H1N1 had a higher rate of hospitalization and greater risk of death than the general population due to the H1N1 flu, according to a study in the Aug. 8 issue of the British medical journal Lancet. The data collected and analyzed by ...More
    July 29, 2009 Posted in News
  • FDA Authorizes Emergency Use of Another Test for 2009 H1N1 Influenza Virus
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  today announced it has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a another diagnostic test for the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, whose spread has caused the virus to be characterized as a pandemic by the World Health ...More
    July 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • 1 in 6 Public Health Workers Unlikely to Respond in Pandemic Flu Emergency
    Approximately 1 in 6 public health workers said they would not report to work during a pandemic flu emergency regardless of its severity, according to a survey led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The findings are a significant ...More
    July 24, 2009 Posted in News
  • Increasing Influenza Immunizations Rates for Healthcare Workers
    Nurses, as well as other healthcare workers (HCWs), have close interactions and contact with all types of chronically ill patients that are immunosuppressed, fresh surgeries, elderly or very young. Influenza, a vaccine-preventable disease, is a serious threat to the ...More
    July 23, 2009 Posted in Articles
  • Scientists Discover How Flu Damages Lung Tissue
    A protein in influenza virus that helps it multiply also damages lung epithelial cells, causing fluid buildup in the lungs, according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Southern Research Institute. Publishing online this week in the ...More
    July 17, 2009 Posted in News