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Jonathan Serrie

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January 10, 2011

09:00 AM

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Study Offers Hope for Improved Flu Vaccine

What if you only had to get a flu shot once every ten years, or even longer? The 2009 H1N1 virus may have brought scientists one step closer to developing a "universal vaccine" -- offering protection against a wide range of influenza strains over a long period of time. Researchers used blood samples from patients infected with 2009 H1N1 to develop antibodies in cell cultures. "What we ... read more


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Jonathan Serrie

August 24, 2010 11:34 AM

Altruism May Drive Flu Vaccination

Altruism, not self-protection, may be the best motivator for Americans sitting on the fence as to whether they get vaccinated against the flu this fall. That's one of the major findings of surveys and focus group research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as federal health officials for the 2010 flu season. Many respondents, who did not consider ... read more



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Jonathan Serrie

March 29, 2010 3:28 PM

Surgeon General: Flu Season “Not Over Yet”

"The flu season is not over yet," said US Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD. America's top doctor held a media briefing along with Anne Schuchat, MD, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. Their purpose -- to warn Americans against complacency. Although, influenza activity remains low nationwide, federal health officials have ... read more



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Jonathan Serrie

February 5, 2010 1:56 PM

H1N1 Activity Levels Off

H1N1 activity appears to have leveled off. But public health officials are still urging Americans to get vaccinated against this unpredictable and potentially dangerous virus. Patients reporting flu-like symptoms account for 1.9 percent of doctor's office visits, according to the latest monitoring by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That figure is below ... read more



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Jonathan Serrie

January 8, 2010 10:00 AM

CDC: Time for Seniors to Get H1N1 Vaccine

It's too early to tell whether an uptick in H1N1 activity during the week following Christmas will continue, according to experts with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But federal health officials are urging Americans to remain vigilant and take advantage of a new abundance of vaccine. "I think complacency is probably our top enemy right now," said Rear ... read more



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Jonathan Serrie

December 22, 2009 1:40 PM

Tracking H1N1: Vaccine Reaching Targets

An estimated 60 million people in the U.S. have been vaccinated against H1N1, according to the latest estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Separate surveys conducted by the CDC and Harvard suggest that the vaccine is administered quickly as it becomes available and that it has been reaching the high risk groups that it's been targeted for, ... read more



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Jonathan Serrie

December 17, 2009 11:31 AM

Tracking H1N1: “An Uncertain Future”

[/caption] Although H1N1 activity continues to wane, federal health officials caution that there is no guarantee the worst is over. "We have an ebbing second wave, but an uncertain future," said Thomas Frieden, MD, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "We don't know how many cases there will be between now, which is traditionally the beginning ... read more



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Jonathan Serrie

December 16, 2009 3:52 PM

Tracking H1N1: Talk to Your Doctor

Federal health officials are urging doctors to talk to their patients about H1N1 influenza. "Health care providers have the most influence on people," said Rear Adm. Anne Schuchat, MD, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. "A recommendation from a doctor or nurse has more clout than anything that we do in Atlanta or Washington. ... read more



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December 10, 2009 4:15 PM

CDC: 1 in 6 Americans Exposed to H1N1

Roughly 50 million Americans have been infected with H1H1 since the virus was detected in April, according to estimates released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The CDC estimates the virus has been responsible for 200 thousand hospitalizations and 10 thousand deaths -- including 1,100 children and 7,500 younger adults. Already, H1N1 ... read more



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November 25, 2009 3:10 PM

H1N1 and the Holidays

As 38.4 million Americans prepare to travel this Thanksgiving weekend (according to AAA estimates), officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging them not to bring the H1N1 flu home for the holidays. "We want you to stay ... read more



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Marianne Silber

November 24, 2009 6:34 PM

A FASTER WAY TO MAKE FLU VACCINES

Next time a Flu Pandemic hits close to your home, you may not have to wait in long lines to get shots for you and your family. There's a new way to make life-saving vaccines here in the ... read more