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When asked why they did not get the recommended vaccinations, 45 per cent of the 1042 travellers surveyed said they believed vaccines were not required and 33 per cent believed there was no risk of illness...Traveller's diarrhoea Suffering factor: 3/
The preventive spray still needs testing, but experts see real hope in saving human lives in the months before a flu vaccine could be created for a certain strain.
The anti viral drugs Tamiflu (oseltamvir) and Relenza (zanamivir) have been promoted as a treatment for influenza. But most specifically, they have been claimed to reduce transmission of influenza and reduce complications such as pneumonia.
A new study from MIT researchers published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics says this gas cloud extends the reach of droplets by 5 to 200 times. Colds, flu, measles, TB and other airborne diseases can be transmitted through the air by a simple
The CDC's latest assessment found no evidence that there will be widespread human-to-human transmission, said CDC Director-General Chang Feng-yee. Related disease monitoring will not stop but will be handled during regular conferences held by the
Health officials say a second wave of influenza has struck this spring and is putting more New Yorkers in the hospital now than in January...The state Health Department says 648 New Yorkers were hospitalized with influenza during the first week of
Japan has finished slaughtering 112,000 chickens after confirming its first bird flu infections for three years, with authorities stepping up efforts to swiftly contain the latest outbreak, officials said Tuesday. Workers on Sunday started culling 56,
Public health officials are seeing the public's help in tracking the arrival of the West Nile virus in South Carolina. The Department of Health and Environmental Control says people can give the agency dead birds like blue jays, crows and finches for
An outbreak of a potentially deadly equine virus will mean some empty stalls at the upcoming Minnesota Horse Expo. Breed and registry groups and private farms and stables won't be bringing their horses to the expo next weekend at the Minnesota State
Kiwis should make sure they get an influenza vaccination before they head off for the school holidays. Clusters of influenza cases have been reported in a few areas already and, although activity overall is still at about normal inter-seasonal levels