Cold, Flu & Cough News and Research

Latest Cold, Flu & Cough News and Research

Two new cases of leptospirosis confirmed in Hong Kong

Two new cases of leptospirosis confirmed in Hong Kong

Hong Kong influenza vaccination to start November

Hong Kong influenza vaccination to start November

Five new human cases of West Nile virus confirmed in Mississippi

Five new human cases of West Nile virus confirmed in Mississippi

Drug companies and FDA crack down on Canadian drug importation to protect profits

Drug companies and FDA crack down on Canadian drug importation to protect profits

CDC reports that too few young children are protected against influenza

CDC reports that too few young children are protected against influenza

Allow genomic information to be freely available on the internet

Allow genomic information to be freely available on the internet

Pneumonia could be treatable by the oral antibiotic amoxicillin rather than injectable penicillin

Pneumonia could be treatable by the oral antibiotic amoxicillin rather than injectable penicillin

Auckland kids are five times more likely than those in other developed countries to need hospital admission for pneumonia

Auckland kids are five times more likely than those in other developed countries to need hospital admission for pneumonia

Research may lead to alternatives to antibiotic drugs for treating bacterial diseases

Research may lead to alternatives to antibiotic drugs for treating bacterial diseases

American Lung Association launches online flu shot locator

American Lung Association launches online flu shot locator

Potential new way to control drug-resistant bacteria

Potential new way to control drug-resistant bacteria

Nanowires could be used to sense thousands of different viruses

Nanowires could be used to sense thousands of different viruses

THC in marijuana may block the spread of forms of cancer causing herpes viruses

THC in marijuana may block the spread of forms of cancer causing herpes viruses

Whooping cough at epidemic levels in New Zealand

Whooping cough at epidemic levels in New Zealand

Whooping cough at highest levels since 1997 in Western Australia

Whooping cough at highest levels since 1997 in Western Australia

Aventis Pasteur to manufacture and store 2 million doses of avian influenza H5N1 vaccine

Aventis Pasteur to manufacture and store 2 million doses of avian influenza H5N1 vaccine

Streptococcus bacteria uses sword and shield to fight white blood cells

Streptococcus bacteria uses sword and shield to fight white blood cells

New computer program helps health departments halt outbreaks

New computer program helps health departments halt outbreaks

Global health is recurrently being threatened by new and re-emerging infectious diseases

Global health is recurrently being threatened by new and re-emerging infectious diseases

Genome researchers to look at 1918 Spanish flu

Genome researchers to look at 1918 Spanish flu