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Universal flu vaccine comes closer, scientists say - BBC News

Universal flu vaccine comes closer, scientists say - BBC News | Flu news | Scoop.it
Researchers say they are closer to developing a universal ‘catch all’ flu jab after promising trials in animals.
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Drive-in flu vaccinations prove popular in Arkansas

Drive-in flu vaccinations prove popular in Arkansas | Flu news | Scoop.it
The routine proved popular this week at the Arkansas Department of Health's Drive-thru Flu Vaccination Clinic in Texarkana, with an estimated 850 people getting vaccinated. People were given the option of a traditional shot or a nasal spray vaccination.
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Influenza-Like Illness Carries High Pediatric Risk -Doctors Lounge

Influenza-Like Illness Carries High Pediatric Risk -Doctors Lounge | Flu news | Scoop.it

More than one in three children presenting to the emergency department with influenza-like illness develop severe complications, according to a study published online Aug. 4 in Pediatrics.

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CDC - World Cup serving as real-world test for new disease detection technology

CDC - World Cup serving as real-world test for new disease detection technology | Flu news | Scoop.it

A major effort currently underway in Brazil that represents the first large scale, real-life, real-world test of important new participatory surveillance technology

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Chikun-What? A New Mosquito-Borne Virus Lands In The U.S.

Chikun-What? A New Mosquito-Borne Virus Lands In The U.S. | Flu news | Scoop.it
It's called chikungunya. And it causes severe joint pain that can last for months. A quarter of a million people have caught the virus in the Caribbean. So how big a problem will it be stateside?
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For those interested in more about Chikungunya, you can also read this:http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/12/12/250428612/a-nasty-fever-called-chikungunya-hits-close-to-home

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Texas doctors seeing cases of summer flu

Texas doctors seeing cases of summer flu | Flu news | Scoop.it

TYLER , TX (KETK) — This is something we would normally be talking about during the fall and winter, but local doctors say they're seeing cases of the flu lately. They say this virus isn't like the typical flu in winter months, but actually describe it as much worse. 

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Recreating 1918-19 Spanish Influenza: New Influenza Pandemic Danger?

Recreating 1918-19 Spanish Influenza: New Influenza Pandemic Danger? | Flu news | Scoop.it

Could cooking up 1918-19 Spanish Influenza virus accidentally result in a new influenza pandemic? 

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Study identifies enzyme that plays crucial role in resistance to influenza

Study identifies enzyme that plays crucial role in resistance to influenza | Flu news | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—McGill researchers, led by Dr. Maya Saleh of the Department of Medicine, have identified an enzyme, cIAP2 that helps the lungs protect themselves from the flu by giving them the ability to resist tissue damage. 'It's a discovery that offers exciting new avenues for controlling influenza, ...
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Nasal Spray Influenza Vaccine Recommended for Young Children - weathe

Nasal Spray Influenza Vaccine Recommended for Young Children - weathe | Flu news | Scoop.it
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has officially recommended that young children should receive the nasal spray flu vaccine, rather than the flu shot.
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What Does the World Cup Have to Do With Skoll's Work on Pandemics?

What Does the World Cup Have to Do With Skoll's Work on Pandemics? | Flu news | Scoop.it

Mass gatherings are always a germ fest, and chances are you probably wouldn’t think of them as an opportunity to stop the spread of disease. But that’s just how Skoll Global Threats Fund (SGTF) sees the FIFA World Cup.

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RockHealth: The Cost of Getting the Flu -

RockHealth: The Cost of Getting the Flu - | Flu news | Scoop.it

Every year up to 15% of the world's population is infected with the flu. While the physical impacts of the flu are widely known, less has been covered detailing the economic impacts of this virus. The numbers are staggering!

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Bringing the Public Into Public Health

Dr. Michael Johansson of the CDC Dengue Branch describes the use of internet-based participatory surveillance to collect community health data. Participatory...
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Philippines 'better prepared' for H7N9 bird flu virus

Philippines 'better prepared' for H7N9 bird flu virus | Flu news | Scoop.it
DOH: Philippines 'better prepared' for H7N9 bird flu virus
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The Philippines in the past was affected by other strains of the bird flu virus such as H1N1 and H5N1. "We're better prepared to address this, (should) it happen," Lee Suy said.
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5.3M hens to be destroyed after bird flu outbreak

5.3M hens to be destroyed after bird flu outbreak | Flu news | Scoop.it

About 5.3 million laying hens in northwest Iowa will be destroyed after tests confirmed a second outbreak of avian influenza in the state, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.

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Debunking those vaccine myths: Dr. Alan Peterson on immunizing your child for school

Debunking those vaccine myths: Dr. Alan Peterson on immunizing your child for school | Flu news | Scoop.it
Vaccines aren't just for kids. Adults need them too, especially when cases of measles, pertussis and polio are breaking out again.
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CDC: Antibiotics May Have Been Wrongly Prescribed For Influenza ...

CDC: Antibiotics May Have Been Wrongly Prescribed For Influenza ... | Flu news | Scoop.it
New study finds doctors may be giving inappropriate treatments to patients with flu virus.
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The Price of Prevention: Vaccine Costs Are Soaring

The Price of Prevention: Vaccine Costs Are Soaring | Flu news | Scoop.it
Vaccination prices have risen significantly over the past 30 years, creating dilemmas for physicians and parents and straining public health budgets.
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TB, swine flu assaulting border agents: Who's next?

TB, swine flu assaulting border agents: Who's next? | Flu news | Scoop.it
TB, swine flu assaulting border agents: Who's next?
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Why is the CDC, the U.S. agency responsible for identification, tracking and overseeing issues around infectious disease outbreaks, so strangely silent?
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Study finds vaccine side effects extremely rare

Study finds vaccine side effects extremely rare | Flu news | Scoop.it
Doctors say it's important to put risks into perspective.
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A good reminder that Vaccination is the way to go

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Flu pandemic in 2009 killed 10 times more than thought

Flu pandemic in 2009 killed 10 times more than thought | Flu news | Scoop.it
The H1N1 pandemic killed up to 203,000 people, says a new analysis that puts the death toll at perhaps 10 times as many victims as originally estimated.
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Border Patrol Confirms Second Illegal Immigrant Child with Swine Flu

Border Patrol Confirms Second Illegal Immigrant Child with Swine Flu | Flu news | Scoop.it
On Saturday, a second illegal immigrant youth was confirmed to have swine flu, which is known as the H1H1 virus.
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Anthrax? That’s Not the Real Worry

Anthrax? That’s Not the Real Worry | Flu news | Scoop.it

Anthrax is a dangerous but noncontagious bacterium; the risk to the exposed workers is real, but there is no danger of transmission to others. Much more troubling would be an accidental exposure to a dangerous, contagious pathogen.

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No Reason to Pandemic - Newsweek

No Reason to Pandemic - Newsweek | Flu news | Scoop.it

"It's not a question of if there will be a global pandemic, it's a question of when", says Jennifer Olsen, manager of pandemics at the Skoll Global Threats Fund. Digital Disease Surveillance is key to early detection.

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Larry Brilliant is humanity's best hope against the next pandemic (Wired UK)

Larry Brilliant is humanity's best hope against the next pandemic (Wired UK) | Flu news | Scoop.it
The Sars virus killed 744 people, but it's nothing compared with the next potential virus that air travellers could spread around the globe
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An in-depth profile of Skoll Global Health Fund president, Larry Brilliant, and the pandemics work we do here.  It’s a nice look both at Larry’s history in the public health arena, as well as our current efforts to head off pandemics. 

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BBC News : Big jump in Mers cases reported

BBC News : Big jump in Mers cases reported | Flu news | Scoop.it

More than 100 more cases and 34 deaths from the new respiratory disease Mers-coronavirus have been reported by officials in Saudi Arabia.

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