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Obesity extends duration of influenza A virus shedding

Obesity, which increases influenza disease severity, also extends by about 1.5 days how long influenza A virus is shed from infected adults compared to...
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Well-child visits make lots of kids sick

New research shows that well-child doctor appointments for annual exams and vaccinations are associated with an increased risk of flu-like illnesses in children and...

Canadian study finds flu vaccine working well against H1N1

Canadian researchers today released a preliminary estimate that this year's influenza vaccine reduces the risk of infection from the 2009 pandemic H1N1 (pH1N1) virus...

Tamiflu use drops as evidence of benefits grows

The standard recommendation about using Tamfilu (oseltamivir) and similar drugs in influenza patients is that treatment should begin within 48 hours after the first...

Microchip can rapidly, comprehensively measure an individual’s vaccine response

Scientists from the Center for Innovations in Medicine in the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University have developed a comprehensive, microchip-based technology, called immunosignature...

Potential flu pandemic lurks

MIT study identifies influenza viruses circulating in pigs and birds that could pose a risk to humans. In the summer of 1968, a new strain...

The risks of H7N9 infection mapped

A map of avian influenza (H7N9) risk is presented in Biomed Central's open access journal Infectious Diseases of Poverty today. The map is comprised of...

Is a universal flu vaccine even possible?

At the moment, influenza, or “flu” is a disease which kills many thousands of people despite the availability of a different vaccine every year....

Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology

Feed Likely Source of Salmonella Contamination on Pig Farms Commercial feed appears to be a source of Salmonella contamination in commercial swine production units, according to a paper in the November 2010 issue of the journal Applied and Environ...

Nation’s leading ID experts call for mandatory flu vaccine for all...

(Arlington, VA) -- Influenza vaccination of healthcare personnel is a professional and ethical responsibility and non-compliance with healthcare facility policies regarding vaccination should not be tolerated, according to a position paper released...

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