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Today's Headlines - 10/20/2014
Why your Ebola-like symptoms are probably the flu
A patient receives an influenza shot on Jan. 6, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Doctors say it’s best to not let seasonally normal fever, aches and fatigue grow into an Ebola false alarm. Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Worried you might have the Ebola virus? Not so fast. Just as mounting anxiety is sweeping the country, kindled by the third case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. Wednesday , cold ...
Bird Flu Breaks Out in South Korea
Pyongyang, October 19 (KCNA) -- Ducks were found to be infected with bird flu at duck farms in Sanpho-myon and Kumchon-myon in Raju City, South Jolla Province, south Korea, according to the south Korean KBS on Oct. 17.
Scientists Aim to Improve Vaccines Against 'Bird Flu'
Title: Scientists Aim to Improve Vaccines Against 'Bird Flu' Category: Health News Created: 10/7/2014 12:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 10/8/2014 12:00:00 AM
As Ebola spreads, a look back at bird flu
Nine years ago this month country fought bird flu
Bird flu drill held
The Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department today conducted a poultry culling drill to review its preparedness for any avian influenza outbreak. Over 100 staff of the department and the Civil Aid Service participated in the exercise, which focused on the overall on-site preparation and implementation of biosecurity measures, such as the procedures for wearing and removing protective ...
Health officials urge vaccinations before flu season hits its peak
As Ebola dominates national headlines, local health authorities are warning the public to get vaccinated for another potentially deadly illness — influenza.
TGen, NAU awarded patent for genomics-based test to detect H1N1 pandemic flu strain
The federal government has awarded a patent to the Translational Genomics Research Institute and Northern Arizona University for a test that can detect — and assist in the treatment of — the H1N1 pandemic flu strain.
TGen and NAU patent for new pandemic flu test is approved
( The Translational Genomics Research Institute ) The federal government has awarded a patent to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Northern Arizona University (NAU) for a test that can detect -- and assist in the treatment of -- the H1N1 pandemic flu strain. TGen and NAU initially developed this precise, genomics-based test during a significant global swine flu outbreak in ...
JAMA Findings Reveal Vaccine Approach to Fight Pandemic Bird Flu
A Saint Louis University study in JAMA reveals a vaccination strategy researchers can continue to study to protect people from bird flu that has the potential to become epidemic.
Research Indicates Bird Flu Vaccines Can Benefit From Use Of Adjuvants
Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The authors of two new studies published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) analyzed the use of different types of vaccines to help better prevent and control pandemic bird flu virus. In one of the studies , Saint Louis University professor of infectious diseases, allergy and immunology Dr. Robert Belshe and ...

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