Items Tagged ‘swine flu’

October 2, 2009

Survey shows few Americans plan to get swine flu vaccine

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Swine flu arrived at the Berger home a few weeks ago.   David Berger’s son came down with the classic symptoms, a fever and sore throat. Berger, a pediatrician, started treating the whole family right away with homeopathic remedies such as elderberry, vitamins A and C, and zinc. The boy started feeling better the next […]

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October 2, 2009

Swine flu vaccine arrives, and the scramble begins

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Vaccine for the H1N1 flu will begin arriving in the nation’s hospitals, clinics and schools as early as Tuesday, the start of an effort to protect Americans against a swine flu virus that emerged this past spring and quickly circled the globe.   Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says […]

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September 28, 2009

Swine flu shot: Intense tracking for side effects

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

More than 3,000 people a day have a heart attack. If you’re one of them the day after your swine flu shot, will you worry the vaccine was to blame and not the more likely culprit, all those burgers and fries?   The government is starting an unprecedented system to track possible side effects as […]

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September 23, 2009

H1N1 vaccine safe, health workers told

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Health officials have not identified any significant safety concerns associated with the vaccine for H1N1 influenza, disease and epidemiology specialists said Tuesday during Mercy Medical Center’s Infectious Disease Symposium here.   Four medical experts conducted an hourlong panel discussion on H1N1, commonly called “swine flu,” for 225 medical professionals at the Sioux City Convention Center […]

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September 11, 2009

September 11: H1N1 Coverage

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Americans Urged To Get Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Early With increased influenza activity anticipated this fall, U.S. public health officials and other leading medical experts today urged Americans to be vigilant and get immunized early for protection against seasonal influenza – a threat to Americans’ health each and every year.   “Health care professionals should be […]

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August 31, 2009

Doctors Question WHO’s Severe Swine Flu Warning

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

The World Health Organization warned Friday that doctors around the world are now reporting a severe form of swine flu that goes straight to the lungs of otherwise healthy young people — but some infectious disease experts said the alarm could be unwarranted.   The WHO update comes in the wake of reports from some […]

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August 25, 2009

Up to Half of U.S. Population Could Get Swine Flu

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

As Students Head Back to School, White House Report Warns of Dire H1N1 Scenario   Thirty to 50 percent of the entire U.S. population could be infected with swine flu this fall and winter, according to a report from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.   As many as 1.8 million people […]

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August 19, 2009

Swine Flu Shots May Be Too Little, Too Late to Halt Outbreaks

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Swine flu vaccines under development by drugmakers may not provide immunity until the last week of November, too late to hold off outbreaks triggered by infected students returning to schools in the U.S. and Europe.   “It’s apparent that the vaccine availability is going to be delayed, and that the number of doses available is […]

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August 18, 2009

H1N1 Virus

By ldw06 ldw06 (@ldw06)

81 U.S. healthcare workers have H1N1 virus At least 81 U.S. healthcare workers have contracted laboratory-confirmed cases of the novel H1N1 influenza virus and about half caught the bug on the job, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.  The finding is worrisome because it suggests that hospitals and workers are not taking […]

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Tags: CDC, H1N1, Influenza, swine flu


August 10, 2009

‘Medical reserve corps’ sought for H1N1 response

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Local and national planners will soon roll out an effort to ask medical professionals of all stripes to join the “medical reserve corps” for potential response against H1N1 pandemic influenza…The concept was broached with few details at Thursday’s Post-Bulletin Dialogues at the Rochester library. A panel of health experts, including representatives of Olmsted County Public […]

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