Tag: "avian" at medical news
NIH scientists target future pandemic strains of H5N1 avian influenza
...e who may someday be infected with future emerging avian
influenza virus mutants, says NIAID Director Antho...bute to better surveillance of naturally occurring avian
flu outbreaks by making it easier to recognize dangerous mutants and identify vaccine candidates tha...
Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention
...ation for the use of Tamiflu for the prevention of avian
flu in people who have been in contact with someone who is known, or suspected of being infected with the virus, commented Professor Ira Longini, Professor of Biostatistics and Mathematics at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. This research...
Avian influenza on people's minds
...haviors related to the threat of highly pathogenic avian
influenza. The researchers conducted a total of 12...ay 3 and June 5, 2006. The results suggest that avian
influenza is on the national agenda. Most Americans have heard about it and have talked about it, bu...
Veterinarians at increased risk of avian influenza virus infection
...ith birds are at increased risk for infection with avian
influenza virus and should be among those with pri...oup of U.S. veterinarians for evidence of previous avian
influenza virus infection. The veterinarians all had occupational exposure to live chickens, ducks, ...
Human antibodies protect mice from avian flu
...m immune cells from recent human survivors of H5N1 avian
influenza to successfully treat H5N1-infected mice as well as protect them from an otherwise lethal dose of the virus. "The possibility of an influenza pandemic, whether sparked by H5N1 or another influenza virus to which humans have no natural imm...
Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO
...n order to advise countries that were dealing with avian
influenza A (H5N1) infection. Typically, the most rigorous clinical practice guidelines take two years or more to develop. The laborious process involves convening experts who search for and appraise all the relevant research literature, and who ...
Syphilis screening, lithium fights neurodegeneration, monoclonal antibodies against avian flu
...lonal neutralizing antibodies show promise against avian
flu Human Herpes Virus 6B is associated with m...lonal neutralizing antibodies show promise against avian
flu Starting with blood of patients who survived a bout of avian
flu (infection with the H5N1 str...
Poorer countries could struggle to implement new International Health Regulations
...system, especially in light of the threat posed by avian
influenza." The Editorial adds that to ensure gl...een. And whether global health threats, such as an avian
influenza pandemic, will be neutralised is yet another disturbing uncertainty."...
Will the healthcare workers go to work during disasters?
...pital workers regarding a hypothetical outbreak of avian
flu. Only 50% of the workers said "Yes," they would report to work, with 42% responding "Maybe" and another 8% responding "No, even if I would lose my job." The author believes that this may still represent an overestimation of the number of people r...
Faster and better emergency response through satellite telecoms
... the rapid spread of new diseases such as SARS and avian
flu. By identifying and mapping occurrences of these problems sooner, agencies can relieve suffering more quickly and contain a situation more efficiently. That is why ESA is supporting the Health Early Warning System (HEWS), which will improve the p...
Why predicting the next influenza pandemic is difficult and how scientists can best prepare
... analyze the significance of the highly pathogenic avian
influenza strain H5N1, which has spread among bird populations and infected hundreds of humans in the last decade. In preparing for the next influenza pandemic, however, the authors argue that researchers and public health officials should not focus ...
ACP hosts 'Internal Medicine 2007' in San Diego
...as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, obesity, avian
flu, and community-acquired MRSA infections; to important social and interpersonal aspects of caring for adults such as counseling patients who ask about cosmetic procedures, eating disorders, sexually transmitted diseases, ADHD in adults, and health...
A year of added life more valuable for the young, study suggests
...nt health policy issues, such as the allocation of avian
flu vaccine in a pandemic or mandatory HPV vaccinations for young women, require policy makers to decide healthcare priorities for different age groups Yet economic methods used to allocate health care dollars and other resources may substantially ...
QUT scientists on the way to sifting out a cure for HIV
...e Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and the avian
flu virus, both of which are currently a major concern to the international community." He said because the membrane was designed to permit a large flux or flow, it could also be used for water treatment, as well as within the pharmaceutical and fo...
NIAID DNA vaccine for H5N1 avian influenza enters human trial
...an trial of a DNA vaccine designed to prevent H5N1 avian
influenza infection began on December 21, 2006, wh...e public health preparedness." Highly pathogenic avian
influenza A viruses, specifically H5N1, have emerged in the past decade, causing widespread sickness...
New details on how the immune system recognizes influenza
...topes among different virus strains, including the avian
H5N1 virus, only one has been published that appea...en strains, which could increase the ability of an avian
virus to be transmissible to humans. In addition, only a handful of the epitopes are known to be a...
Prediction markets accurately forecast influenza activity
... the probability of human-to-human transmission of avian
influenza in different parts of the world. "We think prediction markets can accurately forecast the future activity of a wide variety of infectious diseases and related phenomena by aggregating the expert opinions of health care providers," said Dr. ...
Pandemic influenza may cause an extra 62 million deaths a year
...his week's issue of The Lancet. The threat of an avian
influenza pandemic is causing widespread public concern. Estimates of potential mortality from a major influenza pandemic have varied from 2 million to 360 million and even up to 1 billion. However, these estimates have been based on historical acco...
Planning for surge of disaster victims? Discharge the healthiest from every hospital, experts advise
...ttack like September 11, or epidemics like SARS or avian
flu, affected hospitals have few means of making room for large numbers of incoming casualties, Kelen says. In one common disaster response, medical centers would set up additional beds wherever they can (in hallways, cafeterias, etc.). But, concer...
Preparing for an influenza pandemic: A triage protocol in the face of limited resources
The recent outbreaks of avian
influenza (H5N1) around the world have placed a renewed emphasis on preparing for an influenza pandemic in humans. As we saw with SARS, any catastrophic outbreak of infectious disease will have profound effects on the availability and delivery of hea...
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