Is Your Child's Day Care Center Ready for Pandemic Flu?

Most are not, a U.S. survey finds, despite the lessons of the 2009 'swine flu' outbreakSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Care, Flu
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Authors: Loubet P, Enouf V, Launay O PMID: 31318298 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Expert Rev Respir Med Source Type: research
This study combines several sources of contemporary statistics with full-population individual-level data for Sweden during 1968 –2012 to examine the influence of fetal exposure to the Spanish flu on health, adulthood income, and occupational attainment. For both men and women, fetal exposure resulted in higher morbidity in ages 54–87, as measured by hospitalization. For males, exposure during the second trimester also af fected mortality in cancer and heart disease. Overall, the effects on all-cause mortality were modest, with about three months shorter remaining life expectancy for the cohorts exposed during ...
Source: Demography - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
 Study of Impact of Glycemic Status (HbA1c) on Platelet Activity measured by Mean Platelet Volume &Vascular Complications in Diabetics. J Assoc Physicians India. 2019 Apr;67(4):26-29 Authors: Saluja M, Swami YK, Meena SR Abstract Introduction: Diabetes mellitus is a global pandemic. The increased platelet activity may play a role in the development of vascular complications of this metabolic disorder. The mean platelet volume (MPV) is an indicator of the average size and activity of platelets. Larger platelets are younger and exhibit more activity. Aims and Objectives: To determine the MPV...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
The influenza A virus infection continues to be a threat to the human population. The seasonal variation of the virus and the likelihood of periodical pandemics caused by completely new virus strains make it difficult to produce vaccines that efficiently protect against this infection. Antibodies are very important in preventing the infection and in blocking virus propagation once the infection has taken place. However, the precise protection mechanism provided by these antibodies still needs to be established. Furthermore, most research has focused on antibodies directed to the globular head domain of hemagglutinin. Howev...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
The second-worst Ebola outbreak in history has killed more than 1,500 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since it began last August. And on Wednesday, nearly a year after the outbreak began, and in the midst of renewed concerns over its spread, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a public-health emergency of international concern. The decision is meant to spur a stronger response from the international community in hopes of ending the outbreak, which has proved difficult to contain due to a humanitarian crisis DRC, attacks on health care workers and rampant misinformation within the ...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Democratic Republic of the Congo Infectious Disease Source Type: news
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Source: Browsing - Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: The clinical features and outcomes of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza and current circulating seasonal influenza A strains were comparable in hospitalised patients. However, since both seasonal and pandemic influenza can lead to significant morbidity and mortality, the impact of pre-existing seasonal influenza should not be underestimated during the pandemic period. PMID: 31304711 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Molecules, Vol. 24, Pages 2603: Design, Synthesis, and Biological Evaluation of EdAP, a 4′-Ethynyl-2′-Deoxyadenosine 5′-Monophosphate Analog, as a Potent Influenza a Inhibitor Molecules doi: 10.3390/molecules24142603 Authors: Toshifumi Takeuchi Nongluk Sriwilaijaroen Ayako Sakuraba Ei Hayashi Shinji Kamisuki Yasuo Suzuki Hiroshi Ohrui Fumio Sugawara Influenza A viruses leading to infectious respiratory diseases cause seasonal epidemics and sometimes periodic global pandemics. Viral polymerase is an attractive target in inhibiting viral replication, and 4′-ethynyladenosine, ...
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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Source: Future Virology - Category: Virology Authors: Source Type: research
This article evaluates the textual evidence for bubonic plague in classical antiquity from medical sources and discusses methodologies for "retrospective diagnosis" in light of new developments in microbiology. A close study of Greek medical texts suggests that bubonic plague was unfamiliar to medical writers until sometime before the second century AD, when sources cited by Rufus of Ephesus report a disease that resembles bubonic plague. Rufus of Ephesus describes this disease around AD 100, and Aretaeus (fl. ca. AD 50 or 150) appears to describe the same disease as well. Intriguingly, the disease then disappear...
Source: Medical History - Category: History of Medicine Authors: Tags: Bull Hist Med Source Type: research
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