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Dec 01, 2010

Oct 14, 2010

Oct 14, 2010

Flu + pneumococcal vaccines in elderly: compound benefits?

(CIDRAP News) – A large prospective study from Hong Kong raises the possibility that elderly people with chronic illnesses can significantly reduce their risk of stroke and heart attack by getting vaccinated against influenza and pneumococcal disease at the same time, but other researchers are greeting the findings with a mix of caution and skepticism.

Jul 15, 2010

Jul 15, 2010

ICEID COVERAGE CDC says common waterborne diseases may cost $539 million

ATLANTA (CIDRAP News) – A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) puts the yearly waterborne illness burden at as much as $539 million.

Jul 13, 2010

Jul 13, 2010

ICEID COVERAGE Experts anticipate new flu-fighting tools

As the world recovers its bearings after spikes in pandemic flu activity and anticipates how the upcoming flu season will unfold, antiviral and vaccine experts in Atlanta today plotted out the new prevention and treatment tools public health officials may someday use to fine-tune their disease responses.

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