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An intravenous formulation of a neuraminidase inhibitor is a good option for the treatment of influenza, especially for patients who cannot tolerate oral or inhaled treatments, new research shows.Medscape Medical News
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Authors: Valentino S, Suit L Abstract Background: The community college student is not currently armed with the resources or prevention information regarding influenza. Less than twenty percent of the college population receives influenza immunization annually.Purpose: The purpose of the project was to evaluate if an evidenced-based influenza and vaccine education intervention will affect nursing students' intent to vaccinate for influenza by increasing knowledge of the influenza vaccine using Zingg and Siegrist's Knowledge Scale.Methods: Participants were recruited voluntarily from their attendance at orientation ...
Source: Journal of Community Health Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: J Community Health Nurs Source Type: research
Abstract Despite numerous studies evaluating influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), there is still a lack of knowledge about them, especially in tropical countries. We compared the relative importance of respiratory viruses by examining their spatiotemporal patterns, age-specific hospitalization data and mortality data for 2007-2012 obtained from official sources. The data were aggregated into "respiratory infection seasonal zones" formed combining states that had similar seasonal patterns of pneumonia and influenza (P&I). Equatorial-North where P&I peaks in the middle of the year, Equatorial-S...
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This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Coronavirus: Country Comparisons are Pointless Unless We Account for These Biases in Testing appeared first on Inter Press Service.
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More than 8 percent of all deaths across the United States in the last week have been linked with pneumonia and influenza, a number on the rise likely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC reported on Friday.
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Authors: Flahault A, Zylberman P Abstract Influenza epidemics occur regularly and prediction of their conversion to pandemics and their impact is difficult. Coordination of efforts on a global scale to control or reduce the impact is fraught with potential for under and overreaction. In light of the 1956 pandemic and more recently the SARS and H1N1 pandemics, the public health community took steps toward strengthening global surveillance and a coordinated response in keeping with the continuing memory of the tragedy seen in 1918. The scientific, professional, and technical resources of the 21st century are now adva...
Source: Public Health Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rev Source Type: research
Authors: Schlipköter U, Flahault A Abstract The past two centuries have seen enormous achievements in control of infectious diseases, previously the leading cause of death, in large measure due to sanitation and food safety, vaccines, antibiotics and improved nutrition. This has led people to put their faith in the notion that medical science would succeed in overcoming the remaining obstacles. Vaccination has eradicated smallpox, nearly eradicated poliomyelitis and greatly reduced many other highly dangerous infections such as diphtheria, tetanus and measles. New diseases such as HIV and new forms of influenz...
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Throughout history, infectious diseases represent a major global threat to human life and health, knowing neither geographic nor political borders. In 1918 the “Spanish flu” pandemic, caused by the H1N1 influenza A virus, led to catastrophic consequences with a global mortality toll of more than 50 million people (greater than the two world wars). The impact of this influenza virus was not confined to a single period; to date, three subsequent outbreak s (1957, 1968, and 2009, the last called “Swine flu”) resulted from descendants of the initial virus, which acquired one or more genes through reassortment [1].
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Seasonal allergy symptoms differ from those caused by viral infections like influenza or the coronavirus.
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The risks, so far, seem no greater than for anyone else, but the research is thin and only applies to later stage of pregnancy.
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Influenza cases confirmed in clinical laboratories fell recently, but healthcare visits for influenza-like illness continue to rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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