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New model predicts flu trends using Internet traffic on Wikipedia articles

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TweetResearchers at Boston Children’s Hospital said on Thursday that they may be able to track influenza-like illness in America by analyzing Internet traffic on influenza-related Wikipedia articles. David McIver and John Brownstein created a model that accurately estimated peak influenza … Read More »

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Rhode Island Department of Health declares influenza widespread for the second time

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TweetRhode Island Director of Health Michael Fine said on Thursday that influenza is widespread in the state and healthcare workers who have not been vaccinated must wear surgical masks during patient contact. Rhose Island is experiencing a second wave of … Read More »

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WHO reports two new human cases of avian influenza A (H7N9) in China

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TweetThe World Health Organization said on Tuesday that two new cases of avian influenza A (H7N9) have been confirmed in China. The cases were confirmed by the Centre for Health Protection and the National Health and Family Planning Commission of … Read More »

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Influenza A virus protein revealed as a possible target for antiviral drugs

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Tweet University of Texas at Austin researchers announced on Thursday that a protein produced by influenza A helps it evade the body’s immune system, revealing a potential target for antiviral drugs. The team found that when the virus infects a … Read More »

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WHO provides update on avian influenza A (H7N9) in China

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Tweet The World Health Organization said on Monday that four additional human cases of avian influenza (H7N9) were reported by the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China. Two cases were reported in Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province. The first … Read More »

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Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance receive funding from NIAID

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TweetThe National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said on Wednesday that it will provide funding for five Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance to further influenza pandemic preparedness. The CEIRS locations will study influenza to understand the … Read More »

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Hong Kong CHP confirms and monitors new case of avian influenza A

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TweetThe Hong Kong Department of Health’s Centre for Health Protection said on Wednesday that a new human case of avian influenza was reported in Anhui and it is closely monitoring the patient. The patient is a 69-year-old man who is … Read More »

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PeptiDream reveals new anti-influenza macrocyclic peptide therapeutic

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TweetPeptiDream, Inc., said on Tuesday that a collaboration with the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science led to the development of a new macrocyclic peptide inhibitor to treat multiple influenza strains. The institute was formed in 2008 and is funded … Read More »

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iBio, Inc., receives patents for influenza antibodies

CDC study reveals flu vaccine greatly reduces risk of admission to ICU for children

World Health Organization releases influenza update

Microneedle patch may increase influenza immunization rate

Hong Kong CHP reports human case of avian influenza

USDA study finds H7N9 infections most likely sourced from quail and chicken

Research show administration of Tamiflu reduces risk of death by 25 percent for H1N1 patients

VaxInnate opens enrollment in Phase 1 clinical trial for seasonal influenza vaccine

London study finds 77 percent of influenza infections are asymptomatic

Cambodia Ministry of Health confirms new human case of avian influenza

Flusurvey study shows correlation between exercise and decreased risk of influenza infection

Romark partners with DSG for trial of investigational influenza treatment

Three-year-old Cambodian boy dies from H5N1 influenza infection

Flu vaccination rule for day care reduces hospitalization rate

CDPH confirms 16 new influenza-related deaths

Hong Kong learns of three new avian flu cases in China

Scientists complete first global inventory of viral wild bird flu strains

Hong Kong’s CHP reveals three new human cases of avian flu

Hong Kong’s CHP releases details on 18-month-old avian influenza patient

Louisiana confirms fifth pediatric flu death

California influenza-associated death toll hits 304

Sixth human case of avian influenza in Hong Kong under investigation

ECDC risk assessment reports flu season started late, peak still to come

Eight new cases of avian flu reported in China