influenza viruses

56 Cambodian kids die of unknown disease


July 7th, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, July 6 (IANS) At least 56 children have been killed by an unknown disease in Cambodia in the past three months, the ministry of health and the World ... Read more...

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La Nina may trigger flu pandemics: Study


January 17th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) Influenza pandemics that caused death and illness worldwide in the past were preceded by La Nina conditions in the equatorial Pacific, a study has found.The study ... Read more...

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How to protect kids this flu season


January 16th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Doctors at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have offered some tips on how to protect kids this flu season.The flu is an infection of the nose, throat ... Read more...

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Youngsters’ over-reactive immune response ‘fatal during pandemic flu’


December 6th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): A new study has claimed that in young adults, a strong immune response can overreact in a violent and uncontrolled fashion, resulting in fatalities.Fernando Polack at Vanderbilt and ... Read more...

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Scientists explore 1510 influenza pandemic and lessons learned


November 13th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, have explored the 1510 pandemic and what we have learned since ... Read more...

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Scientists review fate of pandemic H1N1 flu virus


September 29th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): In a new commentary, scientists have reviewed the fates of previous pandemic influenza viruses in the years following a pandemic and speculate on possible future courses for the ... Read more...

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The reason behind mildness of 2009 H1N1 pandemic


June 19th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Researchers from Hong Kong have unveiled a new theory to explain why swine flu infections in 2009 turned out to be so mild.And they have said that prior ... 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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Chicken antibodies may help prevent H5N1 pandemic


April 20th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): A new research has shown that antibodies in common eggs laid by hens vaccinated against the H5N1 virus can potentially prevent a possible H5N1 pandemic.According to researchers, their ... Read more...

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UN: Bird flu still poses global threat


April 16th, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – According to a United Nations (UN) health expert, the bird flu virus still persists in five countries, and poses a continuing threat to global animal and human ... Read more...

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Novel inhaled drug found effective against H5N1 avian influenza virus


February 26th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Researchers have found a novel compound highly effective against the pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus, including some drug-resistant strains.The work by a University of Wisconsin-Madison virologist has been ... Read more...

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Human, bird flu virus interaction can create more virulent strains


February 23rd, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Genetic interactions between avian flu virus and human seasonal flu viruses can potentially create hybrid strains, combining the virulence of bird flu with the pandemic ability of swine ... Read more...

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How H1N1 virus infects body


December 22nd, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 22 (ANI): An international team of scientists have made a novel discovery that might help explain how flu virus, including the currently circulating swine-origin H1N1 infects the body.They have also ... Read more...

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H1N1 drug Tamiflu effectiveness questioned


December 12th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 12 (ANI): The medical journal BMJ (British Medical Journal) has claimed that anti-viral drugs, such as Tamiflu, may be ineffective against influenza viruses, including the H1N1 swine flu virus, when ... Read more...

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WHO warns of bird flu resurgence


November 24th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Nov 24 (DPA) The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned Tuesday of a possible resurgence of bird flu amid new cases of the disease in poultry in Egypt, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. The ... Read more...

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Earlier exposure to flu viruses ‘makes people immune to current H1N1 influenza’


October 15th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Scientists at University of California, Davis, have found that earlier exposure to the seasonal flu viruses provide people with some level of immunity to the 2009 H1N1 influenza ... Read more...

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Asian countries to meet over swine flu next month


August 31st, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Health ministers from 11 Asian countries, including India, and World Health Organisation (WHO) experts are set to meet in Nepal in September to discuss swine flu preparedness ... Read more...

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Bird flu virus ‘linked’ to Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s


August 13th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): Some kinds of influenza viruses may set up people infected with them to be at higher risk of developing chronic neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's later in ... Read more...

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World now in early days of 2009 influenza pandemic


June 12th, 2009 - 3:38 am ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantThe World Health Organization (WHO) declared on 11 June 2009 that 'swine' flu (or influenza caused by H1N1 virus) is a pandemic."On the basis of available evidence, and these expert ... Read more...

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Swine flu cases rise to 2,371 in 24 countries: WHO


May 8th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 8 (DPA) The World Health Organisation has increased the number of laboratory-confirmed infections of influenza (H1N1) in humans to 2,371 cases in 24 countries. In a posting to its website late ... Read more...

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EU approves rules on how to identify ‘novel’ swine flu


April 30th, 2009 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Luxembourg, April 30 (DPA) The European Union's executive Thursday approved a set of rules for identifying the new form of swine flu as part of its bid to stop the disease raging ... Read more...

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Swine Influenza in the United States


April 26th, 2009 - 1:44 am ICT by admin
As of 6pm April 24 2009, 8 human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection have been identified in San Diego County and Imperial County, California as well as in ... Read more...

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Key Facts about Swine Influenza (Swine Flu)


April 26th, 2009 - 12:27 am ICT by admin
Swine FluWhat is Swine Influenza? Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza virus that regularly causes outbreaks of influenza in pigs. Swine flu viruses cause ... Read more...

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New method to test vaccines against flu strains


March 18th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) A computerised method could more accurately and speedily test efficacy of proposed flu vaccines against multiple strains of the disease. Avian flu or bird flu is a particularly ... Read more...

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Scientists find new origin for a critical immune response


March 2nd, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 2 (ANI): Researchers at the Duke University Medical Center say that an immune system response, key to the first stages of fighting off viruses and harmful bacteria, has an ... Read more...

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Nepal calls for foreign assistance in bird flu control


January 18th, 2009 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 18 (Xinhua) Nepal Sunday called on the foreign donor organisations to help the country in combating bird flu outbreak. Nepal's Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Jayaprakash Prasad Gupta said: "Although Nepal ... Read more...

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Bird flu scare: Chandigarh keeping watch on winged visitors


January 17th, 2009 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) As this city plays host to around 15,000 migratory birds which are here for the winter, the administration is watching out for signs of danger - in the ... Read more...

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Study confirms movement of bird flu from Asia to North America via birds


October 29th, 2008 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 29 (ANI): An international team of researchers claims that it has unearthed evidence for the movement of Asian forms of avian influenza to Alaska by northern pintail ducks. Scientists with ... Read more...

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New vaccine element may offer better protection from avian influenza


September 19th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 19 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Oxford University, UK, has suggested that adding a new component to vaccines for influenza might provide better protection against a broad ... Read more...

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World Health Assembly to be held next week


May 14th, 2008 - 11:10 pm ICT by admin
Geneva, May 14 (ANI): The 61st World Health Assembly (WHA) will be held from May 19 to 24 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The Health Assembly is the ... Read more...

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East and Southeast Asian regions are the cradles of seasonal flu viruses


April 17th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 17 (ANI): New research depicts East and Southeast Asian regions to be the cradles of the viruses that lead to seasonal flu, say scientists at the University of Cambridge. ... Read more...

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Study sheds new light on the cause of flu epidemics


March 5th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 5 (ANI): Penn State biologists say that the exchange of genetic material between two closely related strains of the influenza A virus might have led to the outbreak of human ... Read more...

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Tamiflu best to treat, prevent influenza in kids 1 and above


November 16th, 2007 - 4:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new data has revealed that antiviral Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is effective for treatment and prevention of influenza in children 1 year and older, particularly if given within 24 ... Read more...

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Lethality of influenza virus enhanced by protein


November 14th, 2007 - 2:04 am ICT by admin
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