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CDC: H1N1 cases on the rise in the southeast
Date: 2010-03-30 19:00:09
Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday that a recent flurry of confirmed H1N1 cases have been reported in several southeastern U.S. states, and that low vaccination rates may be the cause. ... Full Story

Non-contact fever screening test found to be safe and effective for suspected H1N1 cases
Date: 2010-03-25 23:13:58
Although reports of positive H1N1 tests have remained relatively low over the past few months, health officials recently warned that the U.S. could experience another wave of swine flu activity in the coming weeks. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the majority of flu cases for the week of March 7-13 were caused by the 2009 H1N1 virus. In an effort to continue to control the pandemic, researchers have been working to develop safe and effective testing options to help diagnose the virus at its earliest stage. ... Full Story

Chest X-rays may help diagnose H1N1 patients who are at the greatest risk
Date: 2010-03-24 00:10:21
Results of a recent study suggest that chest X-rays may help doctors predict which patients infected with the H1N1 virus are at the greatest risk of becoming seriously ill. ... Full Story

Pregnant women more likely to be hospitalized due to H1N1
Date: 2010-03-22 17:56:14
Expectant women who test positive for swine flu are much more likely to be hospitalized and are at a significantly increased risk of death compared to non-pregnant women of child-bearing age who are infected with H1N1, new research has found. ... Full Story

Newly developed gene test may help identify early-stage Candidemia
Date: 2010-03-05 19:12:06
Researchers at Duke University's Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy have reportedly developed a new gene-expression test capable of identifying early signs of the life-threatening infection known as Candidemia.... Full Story

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