Flu deaths reach a high, but outbreak shows signs of easing

A 14-year-old high school student in Thousand Oaks has died of complications from the flu. But as the flu outbreak appears to be peaking, another virus is now sending kids and older adults to hospitals.
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Authors: Win NN, Kanda T, Nakamoto S, Moriyama M, Jiang X, Suganami A, Tamura Y, Okamoto H, Shirasawa H Abstract Hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection is one of the major causes of acute hepatitis and acute liver failure in developing and developed countries. Although effective vaccines for HAV infection are available, outbreaks of HAV infection still cause deaths, even in developed countries. One approach to control HAV infection is prevention through diet, which can inhibit HAV propagation and replication. Glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP78) is a member of the heat shock protein 70 family of molecular chaperone requ...
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Militia violence in Democratic Republic of Congo has prevented aid workers from reaching some potential cases in an outbreak of Ebola that has so far killed 44 people, the World Health Organization said on Friday.Reuters Health Information
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[East African] The frequent outbreaks of cholera in Uganda over the years can be largely attributed to the movement of affected people across borders.
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MEASLES has broken out in Europe again recently as the deadly disease spreads. How do you get measles and can you get it twice?
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Health officials have warned there has been a spike in mosquito-borne West Nile virus this year, with 401 recorded human cases across Europe, with most in Serbia, Italy and Greece.
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[263Chat] Community Water Alliance (CWA) and Gweru Residents Forum (GRF) have called on government to address root causes of the recent typhoid outbreak in Gweru and stop harassing vendors who trading in the central business district to make ends meet.
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The 2014-2016 Ebola virus (EBOV) outbreak in West Africa provided evidence for skin being a route of human to human viral transmission. Yet, the skin cell populations that are susceptible to EBOV infection and support EBOV replication are unknown. To investigate what skin cell types support EBOV, we utilized a human organ culture model where skin explants are cultured on nylon inserts at the air-liquid interface and a BSL2 replication competent recombinant virus, EBOV GP-rVSV. Exposure to 102, 104 or 106 pfu resulted in a dose- and time-dependent increase in GFP fluorescence in intact skin and an associated increase in vir...
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MEASLES has hit Europe hard in the last six months with more than 41,000 children and adults being infected. How do you know if you ’ve got the virus? There are four distinguishable symptoms of the rash to look out for.
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MEASLES has hit Europe hard in the last six months with more than 41,000 children and adults being infected. How do you know if you ’ve got the virus? There are four distinguishable symptoms of the rash to look out for.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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