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Dec 08, 2011

Dec 08, 2011

Study: H1N1 boosted pneumonia cases sharply in children

(CIDRAP News) – The interplay between influenza and pneumococcal disease has been difficult to sort out, but the 2009 H1N1 pandemic offered researchers a unique chance to explore the impact of flu on pneumonia hospitalizations, which they found was significant.

Nov 22, 2011

Nov 22, 2011

Studies seek better assessment of risk for resistant pneumonia

(CIDRAP News) – Two new studies shed some light on risk factors for drug-resistant healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP), one suggesting which factors carry the most weight and the other showing that a simple clinical scoring method can help identify the patients at greatest risk.

Nov 17, 2011

Nov 17, 2011

ECDC warns of rising antibiotic-resistance threat

(CIDRAP News) – New surveillance data in Europe show a steep rise in the percentage of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumonia, a drug-resistant issue seen as a growing threat in the United States as well.

Sep 22, 2011

Sep 22, 2011

Most US adults say they intend to get flu vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – Almost two thirds of US adults intend to get vaccinated against influenza this season, and 70% of parents plan to have their children vaccinated, according to survey data presented by health officials in Washington, DC, yesterday.

Sep 20, 2011

Sep 20, 2011

Autopsy study leaves severity of fall 1918 pandemic wave a mystery

(CIDRAP News) – A study of preserved lung sections from 68 US soldiers who died in the 1918 influenza pandemic shows that cases from the spring and fall pandemic waves looked much the same and that there is no evidence of viral mutations that could readily explain why the fall wave was so lethal.

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