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Evaluation of oseltamivir prophylaxis regimens for reducing influenza virus infection, transmission and disease severity in a ferret model of household contact

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy SEPT 2014 V.69 N.9 P.2458-2469

 

Ding Yuan Oh1, Sue Lowther2, James M. McCaw3,4, Sheena G. Sullivan1, Sook-Kwan Leang1, Jessica Haining2, Rachel Arkinstall2, Anne Kelso1, Jodie Mcvernon3,4, Ian G. 339 more words

Metodos Diagnosticos

Pregnant? Get a Flu Shot, Doctors Urge

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A group representing U.S. obstetricians is calling for all pregnant women to get a flu shot.

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), several studies released in recent years have upheld the safety and effectiveness of flu vaccination during pregnancy. 288 more words

Health News

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Immunization helps prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. To stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and tuberculosis, adults need to get their shots – just like kids do. 93 more words

Practice News

Flu or Common cold

1. Is flu just a bad cold?

Flu is usually confused with common cold, but is worse than a severe common cold. Some of the common symptoms of flu are fever, chills, headaches and aching muscles, as well as a cough and sore throat. 472 more words

Antibiotics

Sloppy practices by CDC scientist cited in lab mishap

USA Today Alison Young 15 August 2014

Sloppy lab practices by an experienced but overworked scientist rushing to get to a noon meeting is likely how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cross-contaminated a specimen of a benign bird flu virus with a dangerous strain that can kill people, according to an internal agency investigation released Friday.

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Leadership / Management

Backpacks, Bribes, and The Medical Staff or THEY KNOW WHO I AM

I call the clinic today, which is a multi-clinic, actually, as well as a hospital with over eighty beds and a hundred doctors, give or take a few. 344 more words

The Weakest Link in Any Secure System Is a Human: The CDC-Influenza Edition

As you might expect, the CDC released its report on how its influenza lab managed to accidentally ship an influenza sample contaminated with avian influenza late in the day on an August Friday. 546 more words

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