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Health Workers: North Texans Should Get Their Flu Vaccinations Early

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NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It may not feel like it but flu season is already underway.

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Director Zack Thompson says flu season can run for up to nine months and his department just received this year’s allocation of flu vaccine. 310 more words


A prospective cohort study assessing the reactogenicity of pertussis and influenza vaccines administered during pregnancy.

Pertussis vaccination during pregnancy can prevent 91% of infant infections. In 2015, antenatal pertussis vaccination programs were introduced across Australia.
To monitor the safety of this program, pregnant women who received trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV) and/or diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine (dTpa) were surveyed by text message seven days post-vaccination about possible adverse events following immunization (AEFI). 193 more words


Influenza vaccine safe for hospitalized patients

The similarity in risk of readmission between vaccinated and unvaccinated surgical inpatients should encourage influenza immunization in this group, claimed researchers of a recent study. 215 more words




Influenza, more commonly called “the flu,” is a virus that affects the respiratory system. The flu spreads through the air from sneezing, coughing, talking or contact (CDC, 2016). 774 more words

Flubok flu vaccine is made from cells of army worms

The Flubok flu vaccine is made using cultured insect cells. The vaccine contains recombinant DNA technology and an insect virus known as baculovirus. It is produced by extracting cells from the fall army worm (Spodoptera frugiperda), a type of caterpillar, and genetically altering them to produce large amounts of hemagglutinin, a flu virus protein that enables the flu virus itself to enter the body quickly. 12 more words

Army Worm

7 Scientific Gifts of Christmas!

#1  Invention of the world wide web

On 25th December, 1990 Tim Berners-Lee set up the first successful communication between a web browser and a web server via the internet. 564 more words

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Study: Fewer Than Half Of U.S. Hospitals Require Flu Vaccines For Workers

ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) – While many doctors encourage patients to get the flu vaccine, there’s evidence that they don’t take their own advice.

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