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“One of the greatest medical success stories:” Physicians and nurses’ small stories about…

Publication date: January 2018 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 196 Author(s): Terra Manca In recent years, the Canadian province of Alberta experienced outbreaks of measles, mumps, pertussis, and influenza.

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Why European and United States drug regulators are not speaking with one voice on…

Relenza represents the first neuraminidase inhibitor (NI), a class of drugs that also includes the drug Tamiflu.

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Determinants of trust in the flu vaccine for African Americans and Whites

Publication date: Available online 4 October 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Vicki S.

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Clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of dengue and other etiologic agents among patients…

by Kay M. Tomashek, Olga D. Lorenzi, Doris A

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An assessment of healthcare professionals’ knowledge about and attitude towards influenza…

Vaccinating healthcare professionals against influenza is considered an effective infection control measure.

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Racial/Ethnic Differences in Receipt of Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination among Long-Stay…

Objective/Study Question To examine racial/ethnic differences in influenza and pneumococcal vaccination receipt and nonreceipt among nursing home (NH) residents post implementation of federal vaccination policy.

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Establishing an ICD-10 code based SARI-surveillance in Germany – description of the system…

Syndromic surveillance of severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) is important to assess seriousness of disease as recommended by WHO for influenza.

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“You’re #fired”: Why the firing of the US @Surgeon_General matters to #globalhealth

This post was developed collaboratively by the Section’s Communications Committee. The capital and the news media are in a collective tizzy over the abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey. Cable news chatter is reaching a fever pitch as talking heads make frequent references to Nixon’s Watergate, though we cannot yet know for sure whether Trump’s house of cards will fall the same way (or, frankly, why on earth he thought this was a good idea). There is no shortage of rolling heads, and plenty of screaming headlines have rolled with them. While each decapitation dismissal is significant for its own reasons, one that has unfortunately not received as much attention was the firing of US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy at the end of April.

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Virulent bird flu strain threatens to spill out of China

Human cases of H7N9 have re-emerged in China as FAO calls for more surveillance, rapid detection to halt its spread.

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Disease spectrum and management of children admitted with acute respiratory infection in Viet…

Objective To assess the acute respiratory infection (ARI) disease spectrum, duration of hospitalisation and outcome in children hospitalised with an ARI in Viet Nam.

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Persistence of pandemic influenza on the development of children: Evidence from industrializing…

Publication date: May 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 181 Author(s): Kota Ogasawara In this study, we estimate the persistent effects of fetal exposure to the 1918–1920 influenza pandemic of Japan on the physical development of primary school children.

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Study: SMS Surveillance in Avian Flu Outbreak

From the Australian government’s Communicable Disease Intelligence publication, a study on conducting daily SMS surveillance of high-risk individuals during an outbreak of avian influenza in the town of Young, in New South Wales: The Communicable Diseases Network Australia National Guidelines for Public Health Units for avian influenza recommends daily follow-up of close contacts for up to 10 days after the last exposure to infected birds or environments. Contact management procedures involve offering antiviral prophylaxis, and PHU surveillance officers contacting cases and exposed persons through a daily telephone follow-up. The purpose of this call is to monitor for newly developed symptoms. In the event of a large outbreak this process can be time consuming and a challenge when contacts are likely to continue with their normal daily routines, such as working on the property, and are unavailable to speak on the telephone.

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Modeling the Potential for Vaccination to Diminish the Burden of Invasive Non-typhoidal…

by Kristin Bornstein, Laura Hungerford, David Hartley, John D. Sorkin, Milagritos D. Tapia, Samba O.

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Extent of Fecal Contamination of Household Drinking Water in Nepal: Further Analysis of Nepal…

Water sources classified as “improved” may not necessarily provide safe drinking water for householders.

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