Influenza

Closing borders is one of the effective ways to prevent global

From my point of view, closing borders is useless. This anti-flu measure only unnecessarily causes a panic. If Hong Kong does so, it seems the falling of one leaf heralds the autumn. The government may be incapable to minimize the effect of H1N1 swine flu on Hong Kong. Citizens lose all their confidence in HKSAR […]

Immunological events following an infection by influenza

Influenza, also known as the flu, is a contagious disease that is caused by the influenza virus. It attacks the respiratory tract in humans (nose, throat, and lungs). The flu is different from a cold and symptoms may include fever, headache, tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, nasal congestion and body aches. These symptoms usually occur […]

Type a Influenza Virus

Influenza: a virus that replicates, mutates, spreads among species, and the cause of the recent H1N1 scare is definitely an apparent danger to humans today. Type A influenza is an RNA virus that ‘reproduces’ through replication. The virus particles are surrounded by hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA) – both are structural glycoproteins attached to the […]

Information System as an Effective Force Against H1N1

Public health leaders and communities face extraordinary challenges when a novel influenza virus emerges. Timely data and information are needed in order to make containment decisions, prioritize antiviral and/or vaccine distribution, deploy personnel and communicate with industry experts and the public. Arguably, pandemics that occurred before the 2009 H1N1 outbreak were more devastating because we […]

Epidemiology

Regarding the figure showing the number of deaths due to influenza, some of the primary differences between the 2009 and 2010 flu season are that the 2010 flu season appears to have started earlier—the rate at which the % deaths due to flu increased sooner than the 2009 flu season. In addition, the 2010 flu […]

Home Remedies for Cough and Cold

The common cold is the most common human disease globally affected both men and women. Not to mention that in the Philippines there were clinical studies and evidences that number of incidences was increasing not just in big cities but also in rural and far flung areas. In such, as student researcher I would like […]

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