James C. King Jr.

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History suggests that we are likely to experience a much bigger, second wave of H1N1 influenza pandemic in the fall. Four experts discuss different areas that will play a role in the public health response.

1.- E.R.’s May Be the First Victims. By Eric Toner, a specialist in emergency medicine and a senior associate with the Center for Biosecurity at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

We must plan now to prepare emergency rooms to meet the challenge, and educate patients with mild symptoms to seek alternative care.

2.- Fly the Germ-Free Skies. By Mark Gendreau, the vice chairman of emergency medicine at Lahey Clinic and an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Tufts University.…  Seguir leyendo »

Influenza is one of the biggest causes of school absenteeism. And as teachers and principals often say, a child who isn’t in class cannot learn. But absenteeism is not the only reason to fear the new H1N1 flu virus spreading through schools this fall.

When children catch the flu they readily transmit it to their families and communities — perhaps because they aren’t always vigilant about covering their noses and mouths when coughing or sneezing.

As a group, children are two to three times more likely than adults to be infected by any flu virus each year. They harbor more live viruses in their respiratory secretions than adults do and for twice as long.…  Seguir leyendo »