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Flu in 47 states but a drop in some states

Flu in 47 states but a drop in some states

ATLANTA, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Influenza activity remained elevated in parts of the United States last week but decreased in other areas, health officials said Friday.

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CDC: Check vaccine record before traveling

ATLANTA, June 29 (UPI) -- U.S. health officials warn summer travelers they risk spreading illness from one sneeze or cough from a person with measles if they are not vaccinated.
Research on deadly flu to be published

Research on deadly flu to be published

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Medical experts have decided that research on a lethal influenza strain should be published in spite of worries that terrorists could use the information.

HIV therapy is named breakthrough of year

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The journal Science has named the finding that treatment with anti-retroviral drugs prevents the spread of the AIDS virus its Breakthrough of the Year.

Most in U.S. immune to H1N1 influenza

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Most people are immune to the H1N1 virus that caused last season's pandemic, federal health officials say.

Ebola vaccine found better than thought

BETHESDA, Md., May 24 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say an experimental Ebola vaccine protects monkeys against not only the two most lethal Ebola virus species, but also a new Ebola virus.

Most need only single H1N1 vaccine dose

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Clinical trials of the H1N1 vaccine show most adults may only need a single dose to gain immunity, researchers say.

Six receive Medals of Freedom

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- Two doctors, a general, a judge, a university president and the family of a Holocaust survivor-turned-U.S. congressman received U.S. Medals of Freedom Thursday.

Medal of Freedom recipients announced

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- The White House announced Wednesday the six Americans U.S. President George W. Bush will honor with the Presidential Medal of Freedom next week.

New drug shows promise for TB treatment

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A new tuberculosis drug given special status by both U.S. and European regulators might lead to simpler, more effective TB treatment regimens.

Gates foundation creates health fund

SEATTLE, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, headquartered in Seattle, has started a $100 million fund for research grants related to global health.

Scientists find cause of Job's syndrome

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. and Japanese scientists have identified a specific genetic mutation as the cause of a rare immunodeficiency disorder known as Job’s syndrome.

Influenza genome sequencing now available

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say the genetic blueprints of more than 2,000 human and avian influenza viruses worldwide have been completed and made public.

AIDS vaccine design: Closer to reality

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have generated an atomic picture of part of the human immunodeficiency virus in a move that could greatly help AIDS vaccine design.

Male circumcision found safe, effective

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- National Institutes of Health officials say there is now substantial proof male circumcision is effective in limiting transmission of the AIDS virus. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the NIH, said it stopped two African c

Staph vaccine shows promise in mouse study

CHICAGO, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A U.S. scientist has created a vaccine that, in a mouse study, significantly protected the animals from various strains of Staphylococcus aureus.

Vaccine protects mice from 1918 flu virus

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. medical researchers say they've developed a vaccine that protects mice against the killer 1918 influenza virus. The National Institutes of Health scientists say they also have created a technique for identifying antibodies that neutralize that deadly

Virulence of 1918 flu virus studied

ATLANTA, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have completed the first comprehensive analysis of an animal's immune response to the 1918 influenza virus.

Anti-radiation treatment studies funded

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has announced five awards totaling $4 million to fund a study of anti-radiation treatments.

Study: Live H5N1 virus vaccines effective

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say live, weakened versions of differing strains of avian flu viruses have offered protection when tested in mice and ferrets. Researchers say their findings are encouraging because they demonstrate the ability to create a vaccine based on

Quicker avian flu diagnosis developed

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists report developing a microchip that cuts the time needed for a detailed diagnosis of avian flu from a week or more to fewer than 12 hours.

Prion disease may cause heart damage

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- U.S. government scientists say laboratory mice infected with the agent of scrapie, a prion disease, might be at risk for heart damage.

HIV/AIDS clinical trials networks revised

WASHINGTON, June 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases announced Thursday the new structure of its HIV/AIDS clinical trials networks.

Disease model details HIV therapies

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- U.S. government scientists say increasingly effective HIV therapies have provided 3 million years of total extended life to Americans with AIDS since 1989.
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