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Newswise: Study: Increase in Employment Shows Strong Correlation to Spread of Influenza

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Study: Increase in Employment Shows Strong Correlation to Spread of Influenza

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Higher employment rates cause an increase in flu incidence, according to a new study.

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19-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT
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    12-Aug-2019 12:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 717288

Ohio State’s Efforts to Develop New Flu Vaccines Starts at County Fairs

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

For researchers with The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, the work to identify new flu strains and increase the effectiveness of the flu vaccine begins in an unlikely place – pig barns at state and county fairs nationwide.

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9-Aug-2019 3:50 PM EDT
Newswise: New Tool Uses Swine Respiratory Cells to Study Influenza Viruses

Article ID: 716844

New Tool Uses Swine Respiratory Cells to Study Influenza Viruses

South Dakota State University

Scientists can use cell cultures from the tissues of swine nasal passages, tracheas and lungs to study influenza viruses that infect swine and humans. The outcomes are closer to what's happening inside the animal.

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1-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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    10-Jul-2019 12:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 715476

Flu Fact Sheet for Parents Increases Vaccination Rate in Children

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Parents given a handout with flu facts at their pediatrician’s office were significantly more likely to get their kids vaccinated before the end of flu season, Columbia pediatricians have found.

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9-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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    13-Jun-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 714170

Deadly tick-borne virus cured with experimental flu drug, in mice

Washington University in St. Louis

An investigational flu drug cures mice infected with the rare but deadly Bourbon virus, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings potentially could lead to a treatment.

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10-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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    3-Jun-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 713664

Stalk antibodies provide flu protection in humans

University of Michigan

A universal flu vaccine that could prevent a potential influenza pandemic has been a holy grail for epidemiologists around the world ever since the first flu vaccines were developed in 1938.

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30-May-2019 9:50 AM EDT
Newswise: National Geographic's THE HOT ZONE shows biosecurity's importance

Article ID: 713408

National Geographic's THE HOT ZONE shows biosecurity's importance

Kansas State University

Ron Trewyn, Kansas State University NBAF liaison, writes to encourage people to watch THE HOT ZONE, a National Geographic limited series inspired by two Kansas State University veterinarians and leaders and their work during the 1989 Ebola-related outbreak in Virginia.

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23-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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    20-May-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 713132

New Single Vaccination Approach to Killer Diseases

University of Adelaide

Scientists from the University of Adelaide’s Research Centre for Infectious Diseases have developed a single vaccination approach to simultaneously combat influenza and pneumococcal infections, the world’s most deadly respiratory diseases.

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20-May-2019 4:05 AM EDT

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