Tag: "flu" at medical news
Gatton livestock studies spurred a flu-fighter
... Gatton studies sowed the seeds of a revolutionary flu
drug. Professor Mark von Itzstein is internationally renowned for research contributing to the development of the world's first anti-flu drug, Relenza. He gained his passion for science while studying at the college that grew into UQ Gatton, and to...
Wide-spread use of intranasal flu vaccine does not show unexpected serious risks
...ceived the intranasal influenza vaccine the last 2 flu
seasons, and a new study did not identify unexpected serious risks associated with use of this vaccine, according to an article in the December 7 issue of JAMA. Annual influenza vaccination is the primary method for protection against influenza illne...
Threat of avian influenza pandemic grows, but people can take precautions
...of a world population very susceptible to an avian flu
pandemic, but also offers suggestions to physician...current issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The bird flu
outbreak in Asia is caused by the "H5N1 virus," an influenza A virus subtype producing serious disea...
UQ scientists break new ground in fight against infection & chronic disease
...ed patients to die from acute infections like bird flu
and to acquire chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. They are also behind the muscle wasting experienced by patients with cancer. Chronic inflammatory disorders are a substantial burden in social and economi...
Agricultural workers at increased risk for infection with animal flu viruses
...s have a markedly increased risk of infection with flu
viruses that infect pigs, according to a study fun...ine viruses, bird (avian) viruses as well as human flu
viruses--thereby acting as a virtual virus "mixing bowl," especially on farms where pigs, chickens a...
Ethics in a pandemic
...isis of 2003. The report says plans to deal with a flu
pandemic need to be founded on commonly held ethic... major pandemic is now." The report concludes that flu
pandemic plans universally need an ethical component that address four key issues: 1. Health workers...
US swine workers at increased risk of infection with swine influenza virus
With national attention focused on the avian flu
threat, other infections that could be transmitted from animals to people are also coming under scrutiny. People with work exposure to pigs, such as farmers, veterinarians and meat processing workers, are at heightened risk of contracting swine influ...
New vaccine platform may fight infections with causes from influenza to bioterrorism
...lation that cannot be protected against polio, the flu
and other infectious agents with existing vaccines that depend on a normal T-cell response. As such, the researchers were motivated to develop CD4+ T-cellindependent therapeutic strategies to meet this growing need. "While we'll need to replicate th...
Economic cost to hospitals from an avian flu pandemic likely to be huge, SLU professor says
The financial effect of the avian flu
on hospitals that treat stricken patients likely w...ices research at Saint Louis University. "If avian flu
occurred in the U.S., a large financial loss would probably be borne by the treating institution unl...
Conference offers new opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration
...ineering. "With the possibility of a future avian flu
pandemic in the headlines, there couldn't be a bet...t to use $100 million to prevent a future pandemic flu
outbreak; how to improve rapid response to an outbreak of disease and reduce the cost of diagnostic ...
McMaster virologist develops avian flu test
... if any, is present in a patient who is presenting flu
symptoms." Mahony's lab provided the genetic sequences for the probes and primers to build the test and assisted in establishing key test parameters for the detection of the individual viruses. His lab continues to work with Tm Bioscience to assess p...
Bird flu virus triggers worse inflammation in human lung cells than human flu viruses
...ht have identified one of the reasons why the bird flu
virus H5N1 is so deadly to humans. A study publish...ns more than 10 times higher than the common human flu
virus H1N1. This might contribute to the unusual severity of the disease caused by H5N1 in humans, w...
Johns Hopkins flu expert calls for mandatory vaccination of health care workers
Johns Hopkins' senior hospital epidemiologist and flu
expert is calling for mandatory vaccination of all... Previous research from Hopkins showed that annual flu
shots have been almost 88 percent effective at reducing the risk of flu
infection and that they redu...
Expert dispels bird flu paranoia
The risk of human bird flu
infection is small in Australia and people can sti...list Dr Bob Doneley. "The chances of getting bird flu
off a pet bird or your neighbours birds are so infinitesimally small," UQ School of Veterinary Scien...
Doctors advised to plan their response to flu pandemic
...s are advised to plan their response to managing a flu
pandemic in this week's BMJ. The advice is based o... general practitioners take the recent threat of a flu
pandemic seriously, writes Dr Douglas Fleming, a general practitioner in Birmingham. If a pandemic d...
Neurological disease raises risk of complications from flu
As another flu
season approaches, patients with neurological and ...e groups of chronic medical conditions for which a flu
shot is recommended. Among those conditions are asthma, chronic lung disease, heart disease, disorde...
Infectious disease doctors respond to President Bush's strategy on pandemic influenza
...on of federal pandemic and interpandemic ("normal" flu
season) activities with clear lines of accountabil...y in implementing the plan Preparing for pandemic flu
is like preparing for a professional football game. You need a sophisticated and well-thought-out pl...
Volunteers sought for avian flu vaccine study
... InfectiousDiseases. The first phase of the avian flu
vaccine trial, conducted at variousother medical c...nd Cambodia. Public health experts fear that avian flu
couldlead to a worldwide pandemic if the virus becomes easily transmittable,leading to a public heal...
Authorise generic avian flu drugs: Researchers
... supplies of generic drugs to prepare for an avian flu
pandemic, according to research by ANU health and ...s, stockpiles in Australia of drugs to treat avian flu
are limited at present because of a severe global shortage brought about by the patents. As a result...
Researcher says flu responders can learn from 1918 epidemic
...e of the most sweeping, deadly outbreaks of killer flu
that the world has ever seen. While that prospe...high University, who has been researching the 1918 flu
pandemic that killed an estimated 50 million worldwide. Higgins, who came to Lehigh after earni...
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