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Why H1N1 increased mortality in healthy kids?


November 7th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) During the H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009, healthy children became critically ill, developing severe pneumonia and respiratory failure, sometimes fatal. A nationwide investigation in the US ... Read more...

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Study says that Two-seat hot zone is responsible for flu spreading on planes


June 20th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Duncaster, England, June 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have come up with the hot zone regarding flu infection in an airplane. In a study which was published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, the scientists ... Read more...

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Landmark agreement improves global preparedness for influenza pandemics


April 18th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva, Apr.18 (ANI): After a week of negotiations continued through Friday night and into Saturday morning, an open-ended working-group meeting of Member States successfully agreed upon a Framework that ensures that in ... Read more...

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Hyperactive immune system kills adults during pandemic flu


December 6th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) A study suggests that people are made critically ill, or even killed, by their own immune response during H1N1 flu pandemic. Fernando Polack, associate professor of paediatrics at ... Read more...

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Six die at Japanese hospital from suspected Hong Kong flu


November 7th, 2010 - 12:53 am ICT by BNO News
AKITA, JAPAN (BNO NEWS) -- Six elderly people have died and dozens more are ill from a suspected outbreak of Hong Kong flu at a hospital in northwestern Japan, according to a ... Read more...

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South Africa warns of flu during world cup


June 26th, 2010 - 7:19 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 26 (IANS) South Africa, host to thousands of foreign visitors for the soccer world cup, warned Friday of spread of flu during next couple of weeks. The country's National Institute ... Read more...

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WHO: H1N1 not over as yet


June 4th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Jun 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to the World Health Organization, the H1N1 flu pandemic is not yet over. However WHO said that the intense activity of the disease is over ... Read more...

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1976 swine flu immunization might protect against pandemic H1N1 virus


April 24th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): A new American study has linked 1976 'swine flu' shot to stronger immune response to 21st century pandemic flu.Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital found that individuals ... Read more...

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Indiana Health Commissioner to become CDC deputy director


March 2nd, 2010 - 2:00 am ICT by BNO News
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (BNO NEWS) – Indiana State Health Commissioner Judy Monroe will become the deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and director of the CDC’s newly formed ... Read more...

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“After Armageddon” Shown On History Channel


January 6th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) History Channel aired a docudrama named 'After Armageddon' yesterday. It was produced by Randy Murray Productions. The compelling docu-drama narrates the tale of what changes happen ... Read more...

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Short-term school closures may worsen flu pandemics


December 31st, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) Closing schools for less than a fortnight during a flu pandemic may actually increase infection rates and prolong an epidemic. These findings by University of Pittsburgh researchers, based on ... Read more...

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Children more prone to swine flu


December 31st, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 31 (ANI): Children below 18 years of age are more likely to catch swine flu from an infected person in their household than adults, reveals a new study.In the study ... Read more...

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22 mn Americans hit by swine flu, 3,900 dead in six months


November 13th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) At least 22 million Americans have come down with swine flu since the virus first surfaced in April and approximately 3,900 people have died, including an ... Read more...

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Public sneezing in times of flu pandemic triggers fear of unrelated hazards


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): A new American study suggests that sneezing in public in times of a flu pandemic creates a huge fear of health threats, including risks that cannot possibly be ... Read more...

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Older adults with dementia at increased flu mortality risk


October 28th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Older patients with dementia are diagnosed with flu less frequently, have shorter hospital stays, and have a fifty percent higher rate of death than those without the disorder, ... Read more...

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Misuse of aspirin may have made 1918 flu pandemic worse


October 5th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) Aspirin could have been responsible for the steep death toll in the 1918 flu pandemic, says a new study. High aspirin dosing levels used to treat patients during ... Read more...

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Aspirin misuse behind high death toll during 1918-1919 flu pandemic


October 3rd, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 3 (ANI): The high death toll during the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic might be attributed to the misuse of aspirin, says an article.Published in the online edition of Clinical Infectious ... Read more...

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Exposure to H1N1 strain in womb linked to higher heart disease risk


October 1st, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): Looking at more than 100,000 individuals born during and around the time of the 1918 flu pandemic in the US, a collaborative study has shown that people exposed ... Read more...

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Twitter could help track swine flu spread


September 16th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 16 (ANI): People's updates on popular social networking websites such as Twitter about having coughs and colds could help health officials track early warning signs about flu outbreaks.The Health ... Read more...

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Global swine flu death toll now over 700, says WHO


July 22nd, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): H1N1 swine flu has claimed lives of more than 700 people across the globe since it broke out four months ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.WHO ... Read more...

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Produce seasonal flu vaccines, WHO urges drug firms


July 14th, 2009 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 13 (DPA) Drug makers should continue to produce seasonal flu vaccines, rather than switching all their resources to swine flu, a World Health Organisation (WHO) official said Monday. There had been ... Read more...

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Why H1N1 flu spreads from person to person less effectively than other flu viruses


July 3rd, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Scientists in the US have come up with an genetic explanation for why the new H1N1 "swine flu" virus has spread from person to person less effectively than ... Read more...

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US Congress approves money for IMF, Afghanistan, Iraq


June 19th, 2009 - 8:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (DPA) The US Congress has approved a $106-billion spending bill that includes money for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and a loan to the International Monetary Fund ... Read more...

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Oprah Winfrey cancels Indian trip over swine flu fears


May 7th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has cancelled a low-key trip to India over fears of the swine flu epidemic, it has emerged.It was believed that Winfrey would ... Read more...

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Oprah Winfrey scraps India trip over swine flu fear


May 7th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Talk show host Oprah Winfrey has reportedly scrapped a low-key trip to India over fears about the swine flu epidemic. The media queen planned to fly to Goa ... Read more...

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UK may confirm first swine flu human transmission


May 1st, 2009 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 1 (ANI): Britain's first human-to-human transmission of swine flu could be confirmed today.Twenty-four-year-old Graeme Pacitti may end up being Britain's first case of human-to-human transfer of swine flu. Results are ... Read more...

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Avian flu study offers insight into swine flu outbreak


April 30th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): A new study examining the mechanisms underlying transmission of combined avian-human viruses has shed light on how virus outbreaks like that of the current swine flu come about. ... Read more...

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Avian flu research unravels why and how swine flu outbreak came about


April 30th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 30 (IANS) A lethal avian flu virus can cause human flu pandemic more easily than previously thought, according to a new study. University of Maryland (U-M) researchers have explored the ... Read more...

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Swine flu threatens prospects of global economic recovery


April 28th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) The outbreak and spread of swine flu has come at a time when the global economy is trying to come out of the worst downturn since World War ... Read more...

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Kansas reports first confirmed cases of swine flu


April 26th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by admin
KANSAS (BNO NEWS) – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has confirmed two cases of swine flu in the state, officials said on Saturday.The infected people are two adults residing ... Read more...

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Protective facemasks can defend against flu pandemic


January 26th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 26 (ANI): Respiratory infections like flu can be guarded against if people use protective facemasks, according to a study led by British and Aussie scientists. In their study report, the ... Read more...

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New vaccine shot triggers robust immunity against flu


October 29th, 2008 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) A single flu shot delivered nasally to ferrets triggered 20 times greater immunity than those conferred by two injections of currently approved vaccines, according to a study. Ferrets ... Read more...

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New nasal influenza vaccine elicits robust immunity in ferrets


October 29th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 29 (ANI): A novel influenza vaccine, which is delivered nasally, has been found to trigger robust immunity in ferrets, say researchers. Experts at NanoBio Corporation have revealed that the immune ... Read more...

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Now, pandemic flu models to achieve better distribution of relief material


October 13th, 2008 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 13 (ANI): A team of American researchers has developed some models that can help predict how many people will need food, how many food distribution facilities will be necessary, ... Read more...

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Delivering flu vaccines straight into lungs could give better results


September 25th, 2008 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 25 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Melbourne has found that delivering flu vaccines straight into the lungs rather than through routine jabs could trigger ... Read more...

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