Flu News

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7/28/2003
Take Green Algae With Your Flu Shot

Study finds extract boosts immune response to vaccine

6/18/2003
First Nasal Flu Vaccine Cleared

For most, no more needles

6/5/2003
Do Flu Drugs Work in High-Risk Groups?

Elderly and frail not tested in clinical trials

5/30/2003
Goodbye, Flu Shots?

Vaccine via nasal spray shows promise and might be long-lasting

5/23/2003
SARS Update: May 23, 2003

- WHO lifts travel warning for Hong Kong and Guangdong province
- Taiwan remains SARS hot zone
- Toronto reports 4 new possible cases
- Civet cat may be source of SARS

5/10/2003
SARS Roundup: May 10, 2003

- WHO casts doubt on China's containment of disease
- Taiwan may be losing control of its outbreak
- U.S. warns Internet sites on bogus SARS remedies

5/9/2003
SARS Roundup: May 9, 2003

- No major mutations in SARS virus
- 80,000 students OK'd for travel to Beijing
- Beijing unable to trace 60 percent of its cases
- Economic damage in Asia could total $28 billion

5/8/2003
SARS Roundup: May 8, 2003

- WHO revises estimate of SARS death rate as fatalities top 500
- Travel advisories issued for Taiwan and 2 more Chinese provinces
- Russia reports first probable case
- China tries to minimize disease's economic impact

5/7/2003
SARS Roundup: May 7, 2003

- SARS deadlier than previously thought, new study says
- U.S. approves use of force to detain some international travelers
- China's rural health system not prepared to cope with epidemic
- U.S. offers more assistance to China

5/6/2003
SARS Roundup: May 6, 2003

- SARS serum seems effective
- WHO official says disease can be contained and eliminated
- U.S. lifts travel advisories to Singapore and Hanoi, Vietnam - More mass quarantines in China
- UC, Berkeley bars Asian students

5/5/2003
SARS Roundup: May 5, 2003

- Chinese villagers protest, riot
- Access to Beijing reservoirs blocked
- Virus may be more resilient than thought
- WHO watching Taiwan

5/4/2003
SARS Roundup: May 4, 2003

- Feces can spread SARS virus
- Disinfectants can kill the germ
- Beijing to keep schools closed
- WHO experts to visit Taiwan
- Women's soccer championships moved from China
- U.S., Britain given clean bill of health

5/3/2003
SARS Roundup: May 3, 2003

- WHO experts to visit Taiwan
- Beijing says outbreak stabilizing
- Women's soccer championship moved from China
- U.S., Britain given clean bill of health

5/2/2003
SARS Roundup: May 2, 2003

- WHO delayed global SARS alert, newspaper says
- Virus is mutating quickly
- Epidemic may be nearing peak in Beijing
- Many Americans believe U.S. will suffer its own epidemic

5/1/2003
SARS Roundup: May 1, 2003

- U.S. girds for possible SARS spike
- China death toll mounts
- Virus limits May Day celebrations in Beijing
- Toronto offers valuable lessons in dealing with outbreak
- SARS genetic pattern authenticated by experts

4/30/2003
Annoying Viruses Turn Deadly in Cancer Patients

With limited treatment options, prevention is best medicine, says study

4/30/2003
SARS Roundup: April 30, 2003

- Beijing hospitals overwhelmed
- People suffer relapses in Hong Kong
- U.S. pushes development of vaccines and drugs
- Toronto hosts international SARS conference

4/29/2003
SARS Roundup: April 29, 2003

- WHO lifts travel advisory for Toronto
- China warns SARS will be complex, recurrent epidemic
- Southeast Asian leaders hold SARS summit
- Researchers look at eyes as infection route
- Children less affected by SARS

4/28/2003
SARS Roundup: April 28, 2003

- Disease contained in some places, but not China
- Quarantines, travel bans proving effective
- Chinese economy hard hit
- Toronto gets a foothold
- Experts warn against U.S. complacency

4/27/2003
SARS Roundup: April 27, 2003

    China closes theaters as death toll climbs
    WHO may reconsider Toronto travel ban
    Two possible cases from Toronto monitored in U.S.
    China's health minister fired
    Cruise ship lines issue SARS ban
    Virus test inconclusive

4/26/2003
SARS Roundup: April 26, 2003

    Two possible cases from Toronto tested in U.S.
    China's health minister fired
    Cruise ship lines issue SARS ban
    Virus test inconclusive

4/25/2003
SARS Roundup: April 25, 2003

China introduces tougher measures to control disease's spread

4/24/2003
SARS Roundup: April 24, 2003

Disease may be more deadly than previously thought

4/17/2003
U.S. Revises 'Probable' SARS Estimates Downward

Of 208 suspected cases, only 35 fit the case definition, CDC says

4/10/2003
Coronavirus Causes SARS, Studies Say

Experts conclude they're dealing with a new bug

4/2/2003
Flu Shot Shields Elderly from Many Ailments

Cuts risk of heart trouble, stroke, pneumonia and death

3/28/2003
U.S. SARS Cases: An Emerging Picture

Health officials reveal little about the 51 suspected cases in 21 states

3/26/2003
SARS Global Toll More Than 1,200 as China Releases Its Numbers

34 died in Guangdong province, which had 792 cases, official says

3/24/2003
Suspected U.S. SARS Cases Now 39

Health officials now think new virus is behind mysterious respiratory illness

3/18/2003
3/18/2003
5 More Countries Eyed for Deadly Respiratory Illness

World health officials investigating possible cases in England, France, Israel, Slovenia and Australia; Hong Kong toll now 111

3/17/2003
U.S. Monitoring 14 in Respiratory Illness Alert

CDC officials say four cases are 'under scrutiny'

3/17/2003
Health Officials Think Respiratory Illness Could Be Virus

Hong Kong doubles its victim numbers as toll in at least eight countries continues to mount.

3/16/2003
Deadly Respiratory Illness Prompts U.S., Global Alerts

WHO issues emergency travel advisory, CDC alerts state and local health officials as fatalities from mystery illness increase in growing number of nations.

3/15/2003
Global, U.S. Health Alerts Go Out for Mystery Respiratory Illness

WHO issues emergency travel advisory, CDC alerts state and local health officials as list of nations reporting respiratory syndrome cases continues to increase.

1/7/2003
Flu's Toll Higher Than Thought

Study finds huge increase in deaths, especially in elderly

12/21/2002
A Workout a Day May Keep Colds at Bay

Exercise helps prevent the common cold, new research says

12/14/2002
Flu Medicines Not Perfect, But Useful

Tamiflu and Relenza can minimize the misery, but only for some patients

12/5/2002
It's Not Too Late to Inoculate

Health officials urge flu shots for all

11/14/2002
CDC: Not Enough Seniors Getting Flu Shot

Only two-thirds immunized against it, and fewer for pneumonia

11/4/2002
Flu Shots for Your Kids

Six-month-olds are now eligible

10/7/2002
Flu Vaccine Plentiful This Year

Officials urge 'at-risk' individuals to get vaccinated

9/24/2002
Want a Flu Shot? Get Some Sleep First

Lack of rest impairs initial immune response to vaccination

9/24/2002
New Drugs May Fight Deadliest Flu Virus

Mouse study suggests they'd work against 1918-like pandemic

8/19/2002
Flu Shots Help Young and Old Alike

Computer study shows vaccination of healthy young adults is worth time, money

8/12/2002
Expert: Flu Vaccine a Must for the Elderly

Says universal program would drastically cut deaths, hospitalizations

8/9/2002
Research Sheds New Light on 1918 Epidemic

Birds not to blame for devastating worldwide influenza deaths

8/7/2002
Flu Shots Good for Business

They can mean a healthier work force, saving companies money

7/17/2002
Sniff the Flu Goodbye?

FDA says inhaled flu vaccine doesn't need further trials

5/22/2002
Tamiflu to the Rescue?

Influenza infection attracts pneumonia bacteria