Tag Archive for ‘prophylaxis’
ORIGINAL ARTICLES Oseltamivir Ring Prophylaxis for Containment of 2009 H1N1 Influenza Outbreaks V.J. Lee and Others Ring prophylaxis (geographically targeted containment by means of prophylaxis) with oseltamivir was shown to substantially curtail four outbreaks involving 1175 personnel in the Singapore military. Full Text | PDF | Supplementary Material Comparative Epidemiology of Pandemic and Seasonal Influenza [...]
Fewer states (43) reported widespread influenza activity in the week ending November 14 than in previous weeks, the CDC reported Friday. Still, the activity was higher than is often seen at the peak of influenza seasons.
Hand hygiene and face masks can help prevent the spread of influenza. (more…)
CORRESPONDENCE Emergence of Oseltamivir-Resistant Pandemic H1N1 Virus during Prophylaxis M. Baz and Others The results indicate that a neuraminidase mutation (H275Y) is associated with oseltamivir resistance not only in seasonal H1N1 and avian H5N1 viruses but now also in 2009 pandemic H1N1 strains. Full Text | PDF
By current knowledge, a surgical mask is sufficient. Save N95 respirators for TB and other aerosol-transmitted diseases. (more…)
PERSPECTIVE Mandatory Vaccination of Health Care Workers A.M. Stewart Alexandra Stewart writes that mandatory vaccination of health care workers raises important questions about a state’s power to compel individuals to engage in particular activities in order to protect the public. Full Text | PDF
HIV-infected individuals are a high-priority group for prevention and treatment of 2009 H1N1 influenza. (more…)
Standard surgical masks are as effective as fit-tested N95 respirators in protecting healthcare workers against influenza, according to a JAMA report published online.
Two-thirds of 36 children who died from 2009 H1N1 influenza infection had underlying conditions, and many of the rest had subsequent bacterial infections, according to an MMWR report. In a media briefing, CDC director Thomas Frieden made the following points: The children’s underlying conditions were primarily cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, or longstanding respiratory or cardiac [...]
Healthcare workers don’t seem over-represented among cases of novel H1N1, the CDC says. However, those who became infected early in the outbreak had not observed all infection-control procedures, according to an MMWR report. READ MORE…