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By The Dispatch On Saturday, January 19th, 2019
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Universal Flu Vaccine: Senators ask NIAID for update

About one year ago, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health announced the details of a strategic plan for addressing the research areas essential More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 16th, 2018
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‘Invisible Killers’ highlights dangers of Influenza, Ebola, Smallpox: premieres on March 29

Viruses have shaped our health and our history, and, despite all the tools of modern medicine, they continue to kill millions of people every year. Influenza, smallpox, and Ebola are among the three most lethal More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, July 21st, 2017
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Flu vaccine with four times the antigen reduces hospital visits for nursing home residents: Study

The fact that vaccines typically don’t work as well in older people presents a challenge to influenza vaccine makers, particularly because the illness often results in serious respiratory infections in frail More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
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Florida Health Urges Vaccination as Flu Season Intensifies

With the 2016-2017 flu season in full swing and influenza activity increasing across the state, it is critical that all Floridians get the flu vaccine to protect against infection and help prevent the spread of More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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Flu shots: GSK begins shipping of 2014-15 U.S. flu vaccines, FLUARIX® QUADRIVALENT sent to U.S. healthcare providers

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced today it has begun shipping FLUARIX®QUADRIVALENT (Influenza Vaccine) doses to U.S. healthcare providers.  This is the first shipment of GSK’s U.S. flu vaccine supply for the flu More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 10th, 2014
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Researchers at five sites receive NIH funding for influenza research

PRESS RELEASE Influenza scientists at five sites in the United States are to receive funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to collaborate with investigators around the globe More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 16th, 2014
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California sees a 10-fold increase in measles, influenza deaths continue to mount

The Golden State has reported 32 confirmed cases of the viral disease, measles, to date, representing a ten-fold increase from the same time period in 2013 when they recorded three cases, according to The California More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 9th, 2014
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Philippines DOH warn of six summer diseases

The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) issued a warning today for the public concerning 6 common summer diseases or conditions  that can adversely affect one’s health. These are Sore eyes, Sunburn, Sipon More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
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Younger population more susceptible to recent flu

There is a new trend in flu instances and it involves the normally healthy cohort of 18-64 year olds.  This year, the “younger” population has represented 61% of all flu-related hospitalizations, almost double More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, February 21st, 2014
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California flu deaths in people under sixty-five rises to 278

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported yesterday that the 2013-2014 influenza season has been particularly hard on younger- and middle-age adults and the Golden State certainly backs up that More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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Flu hospitalizations and deaths in younger people are up this season: CDC

PRESS RELEASE This influenza season was particularly hard on younger- and middle-age adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. People age More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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Flu shots: 2014-15 influenza season recommendations for the northern hemisphere released

The World Health Organization (WHO)  Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS), a global public health laboratory network coordinated by WHO, today released the recommended composition of influenza More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, February 9th, 2014
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Egypt reports 38 H1N1 influenza deaths

The Egyptian Health Ministry confirmed 38 deaths related to the A/H1N1 virus, known as swine flu, including four physicians, since the beginning of last December, according to a Daily News Egypt report Sunday. Image/CIA In More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, February 7th, 2014
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Flu deaths top 200 in California with majority being due to H1N1 influenza

The number of influenza-related fatalities in California has risen by another 56 cases during the past week, bringing the total deaths associated with flu to 202, according to a California Department of Public More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 1st, 2014
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California influenza death toll at 147, easily eclipsing the 2012-2013 flu season

The influenza-related deaths continue to mount in California with the latest numbers provided by the  California Department of Public Health (CDPH) showing  an increase of 52 during the past week. Fluzone vaccineImage/CDC Dr. More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, January 27th, 2014
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California flu deaths near 100

In a follow up to a story last week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reported recently that the number of flu deaths in the state is now at 95, up from 45 just about one week prior. Three of the More...

By Guest Author On Friday, January 24th, 2014
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The Flu Shot: Help choosing which one to get

They say I should do it…., I know I should do it…,  and If I do it… Which one do I do? Why every year? Here’s help: Flu viruses are smart. They change and mutate each year.  The big term “antigenic More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, January 18th, 2014
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Talking bird flu, seasonal influenza, flu shots and India’s polio success with Dr. Vincent Racaniello

With influenza of all sorts– H5N1, H1N1 and H7N9, dominating the media recently, I decided to delve in a little deeper and try to clear up some questions “people watching the news” may have when More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, January 17th, 2014
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Misperceptions about flu vaccine concern health advocates

PRESS RELEASE The flu is now widespread in 35 states, according to the latest reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and a new Gallup-Healthways poll indicates that nearly 3 percent of Americans have More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, January 11th, 2014
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Flu is reported ‘widespread’ in 70 percent of US states: CDC

The 2013-2014 influenza season had a slow start this year; however, we are getting to where we are typically found this time of year pretty quickly now. Image/CDC In their epidemiologic report from week one of 2014, More...


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