Tag Archives: influenza

Lecture – Forecasting seasonal outbreaks of influenza

Columbia University researcher Jeffrey Shaman, who studies environmental determinants of infectious disease transmission, will speak next month at the School of Public Health on “Forecasting Seasonal Outbreaks of Influenza”. Date: Tuesday, Feb. 5 Time:  4-5:30 Location:  1690 SPH 1 (Lane Aud.) … Continue reading

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New CDC flu app!

The CDC has released a new app for clinicians and other health care professionals that let’s them find the CDC’s current influenza recommendations and influenza activity updates.  It’s available for Apple iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch.  The CDC Influenza App can be downloaded from … Continue reading

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Closing schools to help control the flu

From the New York Times: Canadian researchers have found compelling evidence that closing schools is an effective way to control flu epidemics. Scientists at McMaster University in Ontario and elsewhere compared patterns of flu transmission with weather and school calendars … Continue reading

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More on censorship & the bird flu experiments

In case you didn’t keep up with this topic over the break, here are more articles from the New York Times on the continuing controversy over the request by the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity that 2 journals not publish some details of the … Continue reading

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Biomedical experiments & terrorism

From the New York Times, 2 articles on science and censorship.  Seeing Terror Risk, U.S. Asks Journals to Cut Flu Study Facts:  For the first time ever, a government advisory board is asking scientific journals not to publish details of … Continue reading

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