Tag: "pandemic" at medical news
NIH scientists target future pandemic strains of H5N1 avian influenza
....D. This research could possibly help to contain a pandemic
early on. Making a vaccine against an existing strain of H5N1 or any other type of influenza virus is relatively routine. Typically, samples of existing influenza virus strains are isolated and then grown inside eggs or in cell cultures. The virus ...
Study suggests nonpharmaceutical interventions may be helpful in severe influenza outbreaks
...udy in the August 8 issue of JAMA. The influenza pandemic
of 1918-1919 is among the most deadly contagious e...g question emerges: can lessons from the 1918-1919 pandemic
be applied to contemporary pandemic
planning efforts to maximize public health benefit while minimiz...
Michigan-CDC study supports value of social restrictions during influenza pandemics
...ve thousands of lives during the Spanish influenza pandemic
of 1918-1919. Although these urban communities ...n-pharmaceutical interventions or NPIs before the pandemic
gained full force. The new study finds that cities whose NPIs were sustained and layered with mul...
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Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention
...ffectiveness of strategies to reduce the spread of pandemic
influenza using Tamiflu prophylactically. It was p...and cost-saving measure for reducing the impact of pandemic
influenza.1 This research is supported by an earlier analysis that indicates that a prevention strat...
Predicting danger of flu pandemic rests on differences in affected population, says O.R. Forum
...need for new mathematical modeling of an influenza pandemic
and its control. Operations research is the application of advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions. The paper also explores social distancing as a disease progression control method. Social distancing refers to steps aimed at reduci...
Dating violence and sexual assault associated with suicide attempts among urban teens
... noting associations between the largely tolerated pandemic
of violence victimization and adverse mental health in adolescents, write Amy E. Bonomi, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Kelly Kelleher, M.D., M.P.H., of The Ohio State University, Columbus, in an accompanying editorial. The study is unique in that it focused on ...
Veterinarians at increased risk of avian influenza virus infection
... and should be among those with priority access to pandemic
influenza vaccines and antivirals, according to a ...birds may be among the first to be infected with a pandemic
strain of influenza," Myers said. "They have the potential to spread the illness to their families a...
Human antibodies protect mice from avian flu
...c and prophylactic public health interventions for pandemic
influenza." The research, to be published May 29... an old idea, the researchers note. During the flu pandemic
of 1918-19, for example, physicians took serum from recovered flu patients and gave it to new victim...
Syphilis screening, lithium fights neurodegeneration, monoclonal antibodies against avian flu
...H5N1 viruses but hopefully also any newly emerging pandemic
versions. Citation: Simmons CP, Bernasconi NL, Suguitan AL, Mills K, Ward JM, et al. (2007) Prophylactic and therapeutic efficacy of human monoclonal antibodies against H5N1 influenza.PLoS Med 4(5): e178. IN YOUR ARTICLE, PLEASE LINK TO THIS URL,...
System to pinpoint airline passengers who contaminate cabins
...hrax, or inadvertently released a pathogen such as pandemic
flu by sneezing, for example," he said. The research is supported by the Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Airline Cabin Environment Research, established by the Federal Aviation Administration. The work aims to improve air quality and sa...
Will the healthcare workers go to work during disasters?
...d on a survey to respond "Yes." However, in a real pandemic
with neighbors dying, they may feel compelled to s...lieve the real mortality rate may be closer to the pandemic
of 1918 at less than 5%. Lack of accurate information is likely to cause many more workers to stay h...
Is the UK prepared for pandemic flu?
... local authorities responsibility for implementing pandemic
flu plans may not be the best policy, says a senio...ould be redundant. In the worse case scenario, a pandemic
of influenza in the United Kingdom would cause 750,000 excess deaths and cost around 170bn in the lo...
Why predicting the next influenza pandemic is difficult and how scientists can best prepare
... things are known for certainthere will be another pandemic
someday, and nobody can predict when. In a comment...stitutes of Health discuss why predicting the next pandemic
is so difficult and outline steps that can be taken to better understand the behavior of the virus. ...
Conception date affects baby's future academic achievement
...hat what we put into our environment has potential pandemic
effects on pregnancy outcome and possibly on child development is a momentous observation, which hopefully will help transform the way humanity cares for its world," said James Lemons, M.D., Hugh McK. Landon Professor of Pediatrics at the IU School o...
US Senate introduces bill to train more preventive medicine doctors
... health physicians in the skills necessary to lead pandemic
flu planning, bio-terrorism surveillance, chronic disease prevention, quality improvement and safety in the health care system, and health promotion at both the patient and population levels. "Preventive medicine physicians the only U.S. physician...
Experimental flu vaccine appears promising in early tests
...at would be a particular concern for generation of pandemic
vaccines. The preliminary demonstration of protect... promising approach for prevention of seasonal and pandemic
influenza," the authors conclude....
Bypassing eggs, flu vaccine grown in insect cells shows promise
...s much more quickly, a key advantage if a bird flu pandemic
were to occur. Eggs can be very cumbersome to wo...ications important to a world facing the threat of pandemic
bird flu. For decades the nations efforts to prevent flu have centered on growing flu virus in hun...
RAND panel identifies key components of public health emergency preparedness
...better prepared to deal with bioterrorist attacks, pandemic
flu outbreak and other large-scale public health emergencies. The recommendations announced today by RAND, a nonprofit research organization, consist of 16 actions listed under three broad categories. They call for communities to: Have a coord...
Rapid response was crucial to containing the 1918 flu pandemic
...stent riddles of the deadly 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic
is why it struck different cities with varying sev...uggest that a primary lesson of the 1918 influenza pandemic
is that it is critical to intervene early, says Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of NIHs National In...
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