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Too Many Antibiotics, Too Few Antivirals for Influenza
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines [2014.07.17]
Antivirals may have been underprescribed and antibiotics overprescribed during the 2012-2013 influenza season, a new study has shown.
Medscape Medical News

Equine influenza evolution led to canine offshoot which could mix with human influenza
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2014.06.23]
Equine influenza viruses from the early 2000s can easily infect the respiratory tracts of dogs, while those from the 1960s are only barely able to, according to research published ahead of print in...

Better understanding of influenza virus replication provided by computer simulation
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2014.06.18]
Treating influenza relies on drugs such as Amantadine that are becoming less and less effective due to viral evolution.

How to detect a moving target: infectious influenza virus in clinical specimens
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2014.05.19]
Since their introduction in the human population in 1968, influenza A viruses of the H3 subtype have evolved continuously to escape recognition and neutralization by antibodies, a component of our...

Ginseng can treat and prevent influenza and RSV in mice, researcher finds
Source: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine News From Medical News Today [2014.04.24]
Ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages, according to research findings by a scientist...

Study fingers chickens, quail, in spread of H7N9 influenza virus
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.03.20]
Among the copious species of poultry in China, quail and chickens are the likely sources of infection of H7N9 influenza virus to humans, according to a paper published ahead of print in the Journal...

Potential treatment found for drug-resistant H7N9 influenza virus
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.01.20]
The novel avian H7N9 influenza virus has caused more than 130 human infections with 43 deaths in China.

Some indigenous groups more susceptible to the effects of the new strain of influenza in China
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.01.15]
Research indicated that some Indigenous people such as in Alaska and Australia displayed limited immunity response to the effects of influenza.

Preparing against Tamiflu-resistant influenza viruses
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2013.12.11]
Researchers in Umea and Uppsala have found that residues of the influenza drug Tamiflu in our environment can make the influenza virus in birds resistant.

FDA approves first adjuvanted vaccine for prevention of H5N1 avian influenza
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2013.11.26]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first adjuvanted vaccine for the prevention of H5N1 influenza, commonly known as avian or bird flu.

Flu (Influenza)
Source: MedicineNet Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs in Men) Specialty [2013.02.20]
Title: Flu (Influenza)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/20/2013 12:00:00 AM

Full-Dose Trivalent Flu Vaccine Safe for Kids Age 6 to 35 Months
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines [2014.07.18]
Children 6 to 35 months old can safely be given a full dose of seasonal trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV), a new study suggests.
Reuters Health Information

Respiratory tract microbes may protect against severe illness from the flu
Source: Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today [2014.07.15]
Many studies have shown that more severe illness and even death are likely to result if you develop a secondary respiratory infection after developing influenza.

CDC Admits Lapses in Lab Safety, Promises Reforms
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonology [2014.07.11]
ATLANTA (MedPage Today) -- A CDC investigation confirmed that multiple failures in laboratory safety had caused possible exposures of lab personnel to anthrax and dangerous influenza strains.

The risk of H7N9 infection is mapped in Asia
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.06.19]
Since 2013, two epidemic waves of avian influenza H7N9 human infections have affected China, with over 400 human cases reported to date, a case fatality rate of approximately 30%, and no human to...

Concentration of bird markets increases deadly bird flu, areas at risk mapped
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.06.19]
A dangerous strain of avian influenza, H7N9, that's causing severe illness and deaths in China may be inhabiting a small fraction of its potential range and appears at risk of spreading to other...

1918-like virus with pandemic potential uncovered in genes found in nature
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.06.13]
An international team of researchers has shown that circulating avian influenza viruses contain all the genetic ingredients necessary to underpin the emergence of a virus similar to the deadly 1918...

Community flu rates fall when hospital workers get vaccines
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2014.06.07]
For every 15 healthcare providers who receive the influenza vaccination, one fewer person in the community will contract an influenza-like illness, according to a study using California public health...

Implications of mandatory flu vaccinations for health care workers
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2014.05.26]
Employers planning to implement mandatory influenza vaccination policies for health care workers need to understand the implications, according to an analysis published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical...

In school flu vaccines limited by insurer reimbursement
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2014.05.22]
School-based influenza vaccine programs have the potential to reach many children at affordable costs and with parental support, but these programs are limited by low rates of reimbursement from...

Tracking avian flu as it stalks Egypt
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.02.10]
Since its first identification in Asia, highly pathogenic avian influenza - H5N1 - has caused significant alarm in the scientific community.

New strain of bird flu packs a punch even after becoming drug-resistant
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2013.12.13]
Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai reported that a virulent new strain of influenza - the virus that causes the flu - appears to retain its ability to cause serious disease...

Emerging bird flu strain still poorly adapted for infecting humans
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2013.12.10]
Avian influenza virus H7N9, which killed several dozen people in China earlier this year, has not yet acquired the changes needed to infect humans easily, according to a new study by scientists at...

Identification of emerging threats may be aided by 1950s pandemic bird flu virus
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2013.12.05]
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have evidence that descendants of the H2N2 avian influenza A virus that killed millions worldwide in the 1950s still pose a threat to human health...

Higher dose of flu vaccine improves response in elderly
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Infections
High-dose influenza vaccines may increase elderly patients' immune response without significant adverse effects.

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