Flu season Press Release
|05/18/2020 - 16:51||
COVID-19: UW study reports staggering death rate in US among those infected who show symptoms
This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
|05/07/2020 - 22:48||
Summer wont bring an end to transmission of novel coronavirus, U of T study finds
A study by U of T researchers shows that, unlike school closures and other public health interventions, climate is unlikely to play a role in transmission of the novel coronavirus (photo by Amber Dawn Pullin via Flickr)
|04/21/2020 - 23:24||
Avoiding misinformation about COVID-19 and influenza research
Misinformation with respect to science is not new, but it can be particularly troublesome and even dangerous during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has, to date, sickened millions of people around the world.
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|03/30/2020 - 04:24||
Cornoavirus COVID-19: Public Health Apocalypse or Panic, Hoax, and Anti-American?
At this time, the United States is seeing what very well may be the peak in deaths from the latest human Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. The media reporting and governmental response to this viral outbreak is unprecedented. But what is more concerning than the virus itself is our American collective response to it.
|03/26/2020 - 08:03||
Social distancing and blame: U of T researcher on lessons from past pandemics
Three men wear masks in Alberta during the Spanish Influenza epidemic in 1918 (photo by Library and Archives Canada, PA-025025)
|03/25/2020 - 02:31||
Expert Alert: Have heart disease? Protect your health during the COVID-19 pandemic
ROCHESTER, Minn. ― People with heart disease and other underlying health conditions are at a high risk for becoming seriously ill if they develop COVID-19. Heart patients may question if they are doing the right things for their health at a time when there is little research available surrounding this new viral disease. Stephen Kopecky, M.D., a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, talks about what heart patients need to consider in relation to COVID-19.
|03/19/2020 - 18:05||
Portable AI Device Turns Coughing Sounds Into Health Data for Flu Forecasting
AMHERST, Mass. – University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers have invented a portable surveillance device powered by machine learning – called FluSense – which can detect coughing and crowd size in real time, then analyze the data to directly monitor flu-like illnesses and influenza trends.
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|03/18/2020 - 20:32||
8 Dangerous Myths About Coronavirus Debunked
No, a saltwater gargle won't kill the virus. Local health experts help us determine what's true and what's false about COVID-19.
|03/18/2020 - 04:40||
Flu jab will help boost frontline fitness
Government moves to bring forward the flu vaccine rollout and prioritise healthcare and hospital staff are positive steps in protecting frontline health workers at a critical time, says the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists.
|03/15/2020 - 01:07||
As the coronavirus threat has escalated in recent weeks, President Donald Trump has repeatedly compared it to the U.S. handling of the H1N1 swine flu outbreak of 2009.
In three press briefings and since March 1, the president has compared his administration’s handling of the coronavirus favorably to the way President Barack Obama’s team dealt with the H1N1 outbreak, which infected 60 million Americans. This comes after Trump spent weeks saying the coronavirus paled in comparison to the seasonal flu, a comparison we debunked over the weekend.
|03/13/2020 - 15:44||
COVID-19 public health experts for health writers
Local jurisdiction planning expert and immediate past president of American Public Health Association Nursing faculty member who specializes in population health – including vaccinations and infectious disease Philosophy of science professor on the history of hand-washing.
|03/10/2020 - 23:20||
The World Health Organization (WHO) today declared the new coronavirus circulating the globe is a pandemic. So far,
COVID-19, the official name for the novel coronavirus, is in 114 countries, affecting almost 120,000 people. Over 4,000 people have died from the infection so far. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a regularly updated page for numbers in the United States. Currently, the U.S. reports 938 cases with 29 deaths in the U.S.; 49 others with the infection were repatriated to the country.
|03/06/2020 - 00:26||
Louisiana Department of Health gets creative to provide flu vaccinations
The Louisiana Department of Health is always ready to meet the needs of the public in the event of a health emergency, such as pandemic flu, with coordinated plans that can be put into action at short notice. Among them is a plan to provide vaccinations or antiviral drugs to people around the state.
|03/05/2020 - 00:41||
Video, Audio, Photos & Rush Transcript: At Novel Coronavirus Briefing, Governor Cuomo Confirms 11 Additional Cases - Bringing New York State Total to 22
Governor Cuomo: "The facts do not merit the level of anxiety that we are seeing... The number will increase because it is math. The more people you test, the more positives you are going to find. I'm a little perturbed about the daily angst when the number comes out and the number is higher.
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|03/04/2020 - 20:08||
COVID-19 Deaths and Incredible WHO Estimates
COVID-19 deaths at a nursing home and hospital in Washington state were unrelated to the virus spreading “across the U.S.” The facts tell us much more about the exceptionally high risks of fatal infection from COVID-19 (or pneumonia or flu) among elderly people living close together in nursing homes or hospitals, many of them already sick.
|03/04/2020 - 08:20||
Tips and Tricks for Fighting Cold Weather Germs
The winter season brings knitted scarves, warm drinks and snowy skies. But along with the dropping temperatures come runny, red noses and junky coughing fits.
|03/01/2020 - 19:49||
How Does the Coronavirus Compare With the Flu?
As the United States recorded its first coronavirus death on Saturday — and as other cases popped up in people without known risks on the West Coast — Americans wondered how to measure this new threat against a more familiar foe: influenza.
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|02/27/2020 - 20:34||
COVID-19: Whats next? What can we do?
You should apply soap onto the palm of your hand and, using friction, wash your hands throughout the top of your hands, the back of your hands, in between your fingers, under your nails and around your cuticle beds. Do this for a minimum of 20 seconds. An easy way to remember this is to sing in your head the song Happy Birthday.”
|02/27/2020 - 19:39||
Governor Cuomo Announces Record-Breaking Total Number of Flu Cases in New York Even as Number of Flu Cases Decline for Second Week
Find Locations Where You Can get the Flu Shot Near You Here and Track Flu Cases in Your Area Here.
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|02/26/2020 - 04:56||
Flu Activity Remains Elevated In Mississippi: Not Too Late for Flu Vaccination
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|02/21/2020 - 20:08||
DPH Concerned About Increasing Number of Flu Cases As It Announces Additional Flu-Related Deaths
DOVER – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is expressing concern about the increasing number of laboratory-confirmed flu cases in the state as the agency announces additional flu-related deaths for the 2019-2020 season. To date, nine Delawareans have passed away due to flu-related complications during the 2019-2020 flu season. All nine individuals had underlying medical conditions.
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|02/21/2020 - 17:46||
In the event of an emergency ...
By BOB JOHANNESSEN Bureau of Community Preparedness Communications Consultant, LDH Office of Public Health.
|02/20/2020 - 09:57||
Got a cold or trying to avoid one?
Zinc and vitamin C might offer relief (and maybe prevention), but you're better off focusing on a balanced diet.
|02/19/2020 - 16:25||
Vaccinations are like a team: they work better together and when you keep them updated
There’s still time to get your flu vaccine, especially as the number of Americans suffering from the flu increases, says a Purdue University nursing faculty member.
|02/18/2020 - 23:57||
Maine Records First Flu-Related Child Death of Season
AUGUSTA – The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) was notified this week of the first pediatric influenza-associated death of the 2019-2020 flu season. The child from southern Maine was younger than 5 years old and was not vaccinated against influenza this season. The child tested positive for influenza B. To protect the family's privacy, the Maine CDC is releasing no further information about the death at this time.
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