Seasonal flu shots this year also cover H1N1 virus, a fact that is important given the results of a new study in which H1N1 was linked to a higher rate of seizures and other neurological complicati
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The American Academy of Pediatrics has called for mandatory flu shots for all healthcare workers this week. This organization is the latest of several groups who are calling for the same thing.
Infectious disease experts say all healthcare providers should accept the flu vaccine or accept unemployment.
With more and more whooping cough cases being reported in California, Philadelphia, and now Washington with the death of an infant, whooping cough is reemerging as a public health concern for the n
The “official” start to flu season is still a couple of months away (November), but once kids go back to school, they will be more prone to illness than they were over the summer.
Last year, the FDA warned consumers that zinc-containing intranasal sprays such as Zicam might cause a loss of sense of smell.
In a paper published early in Emerging Health Threats Journal, researchers from Tufts University details innovations that they believe will facilitate earlier detection and improved public health.
California health authorities have declared an epidemic of whooping cough (pertussis) in the state on Wednesday after the Department of Health has confirmed 910 cases as of June 15 and five infant
Although the 2009-2010 flu season appears to be waning in most places, research continues into the safety and efficacy of our current practices for recommending flu vaccines.
Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) warn clinicians that drug resistance to H1N1 flu can happen fast.
Officials in Washington DC have confirmed three cases of scarlet fever at Terrell Elementary school.
The science of disease outbreaks is not an exact science. Although it seems as if the pandemic of H1N1 is waning, the WHO warns Tuesday that it is too early to determine if H1N1 is over.
It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week, and now people can tell their friends that they received their flu vaccination and encourage others to do the same with the Facebook application “I’m a Flu
A new study raises some serious concerns that antiviral drugs might make viruses emerge even stronger, making them even more resistant to treatment.
A new analysis shows that household members under age 18 are more likely to get H1N1 flu from a family member, compared to adults. Adults over age 50 are less susceptible to contracting the flu.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has sent out a health update regarding the voluntary recall by MedImmune of certain lots of monovalent 2009 H1N1 nasal spray vaccine due to a sh
Scientists have developed a new compound, called T-705, which may be more potent and safer for treating bird flu than the antiviral drug known as Tamiflu.
New findings show that one dose of H1N1 flu vaccine may provide adequate immunity for infants and children, who have been widely affected by pandemic H1N1 inluenza.
With the recent H1N1 vaccine shortage and the CDC recommending that only certain target groups get their shots first, and with the fear of many who have yet to get the H1N1 flu shot that they will