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Sep 03, 2009

Sep 03, 2009

IOM affirms CDC guidance on N95 use in H1N1 setting

(CIDRAP News) – The Institute of Medicine (IOM) today affirmed existing federal guidance that healthcare workers caring for H1N1 influenza patients should wear fit-tested N95 respirators, not just surgical masks, to protect them from the virus.

Sep 02, 2009

Sep 02, 2009

Study: H1N1 likely to dominate, not mix with, seasonal flu

(CIDRAP News) – When a novel H1N1 influenza virus meets up with a seasonal flu virus inside an animal, the novel virus is likely to outdo the seasonal strain—and unlikely to mix with it, according to a report published yesterday.

Aug 31, 2009

Aug 31, 2009

Egypt reports two human H5N1 cases

(CIDRAP News) – Egyptian authorities have reported two more H5N1 avian influenza cases, both in children, raising the country's total for this year to 34, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today.

Both patients have been treated with oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and are in stable condition, the WHO said.

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