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  1. Health care workers at high risk of infection from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
    In 2013, I noted the initial outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV), a novel coronavirus. At the time it had infected several health care workers. MERS (Middle East Respiratory...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  2. Healthcare Workers and Hospital Patients Are at Risk from MERS
    Why Should I care about MERS? Let me preemptively respond to a question that might be posted in this thread— “Why should I care about MERS, it’s only infected about 140 and people and most of...
    Oct 4, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  3. Healthcare Workers and Hospital Patients Are at Risk from MERS
    In June I made an allnurses’ post about the hospital transmission of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) (link). At that time about 55 cases had been reported from around the...
    Oct 4, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  4. Lack of Association of Guillain-Barré Syndrome With Vaccinations
    from: Clinical Infectious Disease, vol 57, issue 2, pp. 197-204. Lack of Association of Guillain-Barré Syndrome With Vaccinations Roger Baxter, Nandini Bakshi, Bruce Fireman, Edwin Lewis, Paula...
    Jul 4, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  5. MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) hospital transmission in several countries
    This is now becoming a public relations disaster in Italy for health officials. A second round of testing on at least eight of these individuals produced negative test results. It is worth noting...
    Jun 4, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  6. MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) hospital transmission in several countries
    At least 10 more people in Florence, Italy, all contacts of the original three cases, are reported as asymptomatic cases of MERS-CoV today. These are apparently not HCWs. More information...
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  7. MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) hospital transmission in several countries
    Map of Current MERS cases as of June 2, 2013 12641 from novel-infectious-diseases
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  8. MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) hospital transmission in several countries
    Time to Watch for MERS in Hospitals around the world The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was first identified among a group of hospital personnel in Jordan in April 2012. (link) It is a...
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  9. Mandatory flu vaccines for staff
    If it was bird flu - it wouldn't be a funny story. I hope you understand that the addition vaccination in 2009 was for a novel pH1N1 virus that circulated. It was developed separately from the...
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  10. Novel Influenza Strain H7N9 in China - 38 cases, 10 dead
    Today, a 7 -year-old child was confirmed with an H7N9 infection in Beijing. This child was hundreds of miles away from any of the other 40+ cases confirmed so far in China. The source of infection...
    Apr 13, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  11. Novel Influenza Strain H7N9 in China - 38 cases, 10 dead
    Novel Influenza Strain H7N9 in China - 38 cases, 10 dead Twelve days ago, no had ever heard about H7N9 infecting humans. Since then 38 cases of H7N9 infection have been reported by Chinese...
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  12. CDC: Interim Guidance on Case Definitions to be Used for Novel Influenza A (H7N9)
    CDC . . . Interim Guidance on Case Definitions to be Used for Novel Influenza A (H7N9) Case Investigations in the United States ...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  13. Novel Human Influenza  Infections (H7N9)  in China
    Latest information from World Health Organization Background and summary of human infection with influenza A(H7N9) virus– as of 5 April 2013 In the past few weeks, WHO has...
    Apr 5, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  14. Novel Human Influenza  Infections (H7N9)  in China
    Officially China only reported human H7N9 infections to the world a few days ago. As of today, China has reported 16 cases of human infection of H7N9. Six have died. This is a novel influenza A...
    Apr 5, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  15. Novel Human Influenza  Infections (H7N9)  in China
    Today China announced 4 new cases of H7N9 in Jiangsu Province (link), bringing the total confirmed cases of this new influenza virus to 7, with possibly 5-8 more infected individuals in Shanghai....
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  16. Novel Human Influenza  Infections (H7N9)  in China
    Novel Human Influenza Infections (H7N9) in China This new variant of bird flu has killed two people in the last 30 days. Everyone should be concerned about novel zoonotic diseases. In the...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  17. So you think flu vaccinations don’t work . . . .
    In my youth, I never wore a seat belt, and was never in a car accident. After seat belts were mandated, I was in accident wearing my seat belt. Did the seat belt cause my accident? It's tough to know...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  18. So you think flu vaccinations don’t work . . . .
    Ask the parents of the dozens of children who died from flu this year if they are sorry they didn’t get their child vaccinated. ...
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  19. Mandatory Flu Vaccines- How do you feel?
    As mariebailey notes GBS does occur in a a small fraction of individuals who receive an influenza vaccination. I am unaware of any studies that have compared and contrasted the health outcome of...
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  20. Mandatory Flu Vaccines- How do you feel?
    There is no proof that if you wear a seat belt you won't die in a car accident. . . . I guess you don't wear your seat belt.
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  21. Nurse: 'I was fired for refusing flu shot'
    I hope you weren't referring to my post. Corporations are not motivated by trying to improve the public good. But that does not mean that flu vaccines are ineffective or dangerous. I am always...
    Jan 6, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  22. Nurse: 'I was fired for refusing flu shot'
    fear of lawsuits? It is hard to know. Big corporations and operations don't like dissension in the ranks. They certainly know that, in general, nurses don't want to be forced to be vaccinated. I...
    Jan 5, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  23. Nurse: 'I was fired for refusing flu shot'
    It is easy to ascribe human emotions and motivations to corporations or governments. Despite the supreme court ruling, these headless mutli-tendriled conglomerates are not people--and they do not...
    Jan 5, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  24. Nurses fired for refusing flu vaccine
    Instead parroting hearsay about preservative, adjuvants, etc. in influenza vaccines, I urge everyone to educate themselves to make informed decisions. Here are links to the package inserts for all of...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  25. Nurse: 'I was fired for refusing flu shot'
    Esme12 - I understand that it was not your quote but a quote you cited in your post. But selecting a quote from a biased site rather than a direct quote from the article itself may indicate a...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding


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