Navigation Links
Obama Administration Might Recommend Three Flu Shots for Americans This Fall
Date:5/5/2009

firmed cases are in 38 states," he said.

On Monday, federal health officials said that much of the recent bump upward in cases was due to health workers catching up on a backlog of lab tests, and not a sudden rise in new infections.

Still, "we are continuing to see virus transmission and expect to continue to see virus transmission both around the United States and around the globe," Besser said. "We would expect to see cases in all states over time, and we will see more hospitalizations and it is likely we will see additional deaths."

However, a closer look at the flu in Mexico -- believed to be the source of the outbreak -- has revealed that it is really not very different from the flu seen in the United States, Besser said. "We are seeing more cases in Mexico of the milder disease," he said.

At another press conference on Monday, Besser told reporters that "we are not out of the woods," but he added that "we are seeing a lot of encouraging signs."

Among the encouraging signs: "So far the severity of illness we are seeing in this country is very similar to what we see with seasonal flu," Besser said. "And that's encouraging information."

In addition, some of the initial lab tests are heartening, Besser said. "The lack of some of the factors that have been associated with more severe disease in previous pandemics, we are not seeing those," he said.

Testing for the virus is also becoming faster, Besser said. "We have distributed test kits to every state and this will allow for more rapid diagnosis at the state level," he said.

And, he added: "The situation in Mexico is encouraging. It appears that things are leveling off in Mexico."

In fact, the Mexican government on Tuesday announced moves to revive an economy that had been leveled by the swine flu outbreak. According to the Associated Press, while annual Cinco de Mayo festivities were more or less canceled this year,
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Related medicine news :

1. Statement by Dr. Paul Zeitz, Executive Director, Global AIDS Alliance, Washington, DC on President Obamas Global Health Funding for FY10 as Released by the White House Tuesday, May 5, 2009
2. Pelosi Statement on Obama Announcement of Global Health Initiative
3. Obamas Support for Digital Health Records May Increase Identity Theft
4. Nations Front Line Caregivers Mobilizing to Help Defeat Obama Implementation of Damaging Medicare Regulation
5. Kids Group Scores Obama, Congress in 100 Days Report Card
6. New Poll on Obama, Catholics and the Notre Dame Commencement Finds Deep Divisions Among Catholics
7. Obama Judicial Nominee Opposed By Coalition of Disability Rights Organizations
8. Coalition of Leaders in Science and Research Commend Obama Administration for Commitment to Medical Innovation During First 100 Days
9. Foodborne Illness Victims Mark President Obamas First 100 Days By Calling For Permanent Fix To Food Safety System
10. IAPAC Lauds Obama Choice for Global AIDS Coordinator
11. APS commends President Obamas commitment to greater investment in science
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Obama Administration Might Recommend Three Flu Shots for Americans This Fall
(Date:9/18/2014)... York, New York (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 ... Xarelto lawsuits ( http://www.xareltolawsuitcenter.com ) currently pending in ... to have all claims filed on behalf of ... to motions filed on September 11th, the defendants ... other claims contained in the lawsuits have no ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute ... performing the first ever, adult heart transplant in Broward ... Sharing) approval to launch the adult heart transplant program ... in South Florida. , The skilled cardiac transplant ... Medical Director of the Adult Heart Transplant and Mechanical ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older people become more ... because the balance of stress hormones during bereavement changes ... people who are grieving are more likely to have ... "During the difficult weeks and months after loss, ... the most abundant type of white blood cell and ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 One of ... air medical transport industry, ShandsCair Flight Program’s ... Helicopters Inc . (AHI) at the Air Medical Transport ... recently delivered and placed into service ShandsCair EC155 and ... will be displayed at AMTC highlight Airbus Helicopters broad, ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- Daily supplements of selenium or vitamin ... of age-related cataracts among men, a new study indicates. ... both could help prevent cataracts. To investigate this further, ... Medical School in Boston, and his colleagues examined data ... E. The trial was initially designed to study prevention ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Xarelto Lawsuit Defendants Seek to Have Pennsylvania Claims Filed by Out-of-State Plaintiffs Dismissed, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Xarelto Lawsuit Defendants Seek to Have Pennsylvania Claims Filed by Out-of-State Plaintiffs Dismissed, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Memorial Cardiac & Vascular Institute Performs First Adult Heart Transplant in Broward County 2Health News:Memorial Cardiac & Vascular Institute Performs First Adult Heart Transplant in Broward County 3Health News:Memorial Cardiac & Vascular Institute Performs First Adult Heart Transplant in Broward County 4Health News:Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says 2Health News:Airbus Helicopters Inc. Features Industry-leading Models at AMTC 2Health News:Airbus Helicopters Inc. Features Industry-leading Models at AMTC 3Health News:Airbus Helicopters Inc. Features Industry-leading Models at AMTC 4Health News:Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Don't Seem to Prevent Cataracts 2
... new study researchers say they found that chest pain ... elderly patients treated // with angioplasty and those on ... these benefits earlier. ,Patients treated with surgery ... treated patients required more antianginal drugs throughout the study. ...
... most common symptom in patients with plaque build-up in ... medication // nifedipine (Adalat or Procardia) may be safe ... angina symptoms and prolongs heart-problem-and-procedure-free survival. ,For ... nifedipine gastrointestinal therapeutic system or a placebo. GITS modifies ...
... solvents and cleaning products at home may increase the ... findings from a recent study. Researchers found the levels ... the homes of children with asthma. Volatile organic compounds ... polishes, room fresheners, fitted carpets, and cigarette smoke. ...
... Researchers from the University of Florida College of Medicine ... for hypertension // in older patients. Researchers say most ... blood pressure, so this study was set up to ... study found patients had similar outcomes when they took ...
... frustrated when patients ask them what type of bed is ... done// on this issue to support their answers. Therefore, researchers ... a firm vs. a medium-firm mattress when it comes to ... had their own bed mattresses replaced with either a firm ...
... degenerative joint disease and one of the oldest and ... joint’s cartilage breaks down and the bones rub against ... ,An international, multi-center study shows an effective treatment for ... Prexige. The drug was found to reduces gastric complications ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:9/18/2014)... ANN ARBOR, Mich. , Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... Medical Research will allow the University of Michigan to ... The Glenn Center for Aging Research ... growing evidence that drugs can slow the effects of ... to unlock mechanisms of aging that can help develop ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... , Sept. 18, 2014   3D Systems   ... the Simbionix RobotiX Mentor™ , a new robotic surgery ... the first time at the ERUS exhibition in ... (booth #7). Robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery represents a ... means the needs for training for robotic surgery has increased, ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... , Sept. 18, 2014  Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. ... the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ... dosing of PEGPH20 in SWOG,s ongoing Phase 1b/2 ... evaluate Halozyme,s investigational drug PEGPH20 (PEGylated Recombinant Human ... in patients with metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma.  The study ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:$3 M grant funds Paul F. Glenn Center for Aging Research at the University of Michigan 2$3 M grant funds Paul F. Glenn Center for Aging Research at the University of Michigan 33D Systems Introduces New Simbionix Robotics Training Platform 23D Systems Introduces New Simbionix Robotics Training Platform 3SWOG To Resume Clinical Trial Of Halozyme's PEGPH20 In Combination With Modified FOLFIRINOX For Advanced Pancreatic Cancer 2SWOG To Resume Clinical Trial Of Halozyme's PEGPH20 In Combination With Modified FOLFIRINOX For Advanced Pancreatic Cancer 3SWOG To Resume Clinical Trial Of Halozyme's PEGPH20 In Combination With Modified FOLFIRINOX For Advanced Pancreatic Cancer 4
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: