Just in time for flu season, a new Michigan State University study of "the mother of all pandemics" could offer insight into infection control measures for the flu and other epidemic diseases.
Researchers have linked increased resistance to bacterial pneumonia in female mice to an enzyme activated by the female sex hormone estrogen.
As our ability to assess the pandemic risk from strains of influenza virus increases with the latest scientific developments, we must not allow ourselves to become complacent that the most substantial threats have been identified, ...
The HIV pandemic with us today is almost certain to have begun its global spread from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to a new study.
(HealthDay)—A group representing U.S. obstetricians is calling for all pregnant women to get a flu shot.
Like the Spanish flu, polio, AIDS, and SARS before it, Ebola has erupted from seemingly nowhere to claim lives and sow fear of a catastrophic global outbreak.
The World Health Organization on Friday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread.
New analysis of 'swine flu' pandemic conflicts with accepted views on how diseases spread (w/ Video)
(Medical Xpress)—New analysis of the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic in the US shows that the pandemic wave was surprisingly slow, and that its spread was likely accelerated by school-age children
University of Florida researchers have found evidence that an influenza A virus can jump from horses to camels – and humans could be next.
An international team of researchers has shown that circulating avian influenza viruses contain all the genetic ingredients necessary to underpin the emergence of a virus similar to the deadly 1918 influenza ...
Omani health authorities announced Wednesday three deaths this month from the swine flu virus, the official ONA news agency reported.
(Medical Xpress)—Early vaccination could save both lives and money during the next flu pandemic, according to a study led by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers.
In the event of a flu pandemic, who should have priority access to life-saving ventilators, and who should make that determination? Few disaster preparedness plans have taken community values regarding allocation into account, ...
The 1918 Flu Pandemic infected over 500 million people, killing at least 50 million. Now, a researcher at the University of Missouri has analyzed the pandemic in two remote regions of North America, finding ...
(HealthDay)—A vaccine to protect people against a potential outbreak of H7N9 bird flu has shown promising results, according to a new report.