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Jan 29, 2010

Jan 27, 2010

Jan 27, 2010

CDC pediatric communications guidance to help avoid pandemic pitfalls

(CIDRAP News) – Fine-tuning pandemic communications strategies relating to children's issues can help avoid problems that doctors and hospitals experienced during surges of novel H1N1 flu, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today in new guidance.

Jan 27, 2010

Salmonella found in pepper used in recalled salami

(CIDRAP News) – Daniele Inc., the Rhode Island company whose salami products have been linked to a Salmonella outbreak that has grown to 40 states, has reported finding the pathogen in black pepper used in the products.

Jan 26, 2010

Jan 26, 2010

European hearing airs WHO pandemic response, critics' charges

(CIDRAP News) – Officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) and a vaccine-maker trade group at a public hearing today defended themselves against allegations from some European politicians that they exaggerated the H1N1 pandemic threat to benefit drug companies.

Jan 25, 2010

Jan 25, 2010

Salami implicated in 38-state Salmonella outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – An epidemiologic investigation has implicated pepper-coated salami products from a Rhode Island company as the source of a multistate Salmonella outbreak that dates back to July, prompting a recall of 1.2 million pounds of sausage products.

Jan 25, 2010

Jan 25, 2010

H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: KY hotline shut down, vaccine safety for fetuses, physicians' views, vaccine for the homeless

 

Kentucky shuts down its H1N1 hotlineAfter receiving about 10,000 calls since it began in October, Kentucky's hotline for questions on pandemic and seasonal influenza has been shut down as demand has waned, the Associated Press (AP) reported. Public health officials say the hotline can be reactivated if needed, but in the meantime those seeking flu-related answers can go to the state's Health Alerts Web site (http://healthalerts.ky.gov).

Jan 22, 2010

Jan 22, 2010

CDC: Most flu indicators continue to drop

(CIDRAP News) – Most signs of flu activity are showing continued declines, except for a rise in deaths from pneumonia and flu and a small uptick in pediatric flu deaths, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

Jan 22, 2010

Masks plus hand hygiene reduced ILI in college dorm study

(CIDRAP News) – College students living in dorms reduced their risk of influenza-like illness (ILI) at the peak of the flu season by wearing surgical masks a few hours a day and practicing good hand hygiene, say researchers from the University of Michigan.

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