influenza

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Over 1,000 Deaths from H1N1 Outbreak in Brazil
Jul 12, 2016 | Kara Sewalk

As of July 1st, 2016, the Ministry of Health in Brazil confirmed that there have been 1,233 deaths linked to the ongoing H1N1 influenza outbreak in...

Outbreaks of 2015 - A Year in Review
Dec 29, 2015 | Emily Cohn

‘Tis the season for the obligatory “best of” lists for 2015. We thought we’d take a look back at some of this year’s notable diseases and outbreaks....

Canine Influenza in Chicago
Apr 15, 2015 | Colleen Nguyen

Chicago has recently seen an increase in cases of canine influenza. Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control issued a warning earlier this...

H1N1 Mutates in India
Mar 22, 2015 | Colleen Nguyen

According to researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), samples of the H1N1 swine flu strain currently ravaging India indicate that...

Outbreaks of 2014
Dec 31, 2014 | Emily Cohn

‘Tis the season for the obligatory “best of” lists for 2014. We thought we’d take a look back at some of this year’s notable diseases and outbreaks....

Digital Disease Detection: We See The Trends, But Who is Actually Sick?
Jun 23, 2014 | Elaine Nsoesie

There are plenty of studies about tracking diseases (such as influenza) using digital data sources, which is awesome! However, many of these studies...

Digital Disease Detection: Tracking Influenza with...Wikipedia?
Jun 10, 2014 | Anonymous

Hello loyal Disease Daily readers! I am here to tell you about a new method of influenza-like illness surveillance, using a digital data source....

Digital Disease Detection: Using Social Media To Predict Flu Trends
Mar 11, 2014 | Elaine Nsoesie

It’s the season for coughing, sneezing, fever, sore throat and body aches. If you haven’t had the flu or another respiratory illness in the last five...

H1N1 in Oregon
Jan 14, 2014 | Naomi Nkinsi

As the polar vortex continues to bring frigid temperatures to many parts of the northeast, increasing reports of flu-related hospitalizations in...

Outbreaks of 2013
Dec 20, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

‘Tis the season for the obligatory “best of” lists for 2013. We thought we’d take a look back at some of this year’s notable outbreaks. Our list is...

Just the Vax, Please: Flu shots are for everyone - not just you.
Dec 2, 2013 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

Two out of five. When public health officials make their rounds to encourage everyone six months of age and older to get the flu vaccine this year,...

New Flu Virus Found in Bats
Oct 31, 2013 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

According to a new study published in the journal PLoS Pathogens, researchers have discovered a new flu virus in fruit bats from Peru. The new...

The Government has the flu. Do you, too?
Oct 11, 2013 | Steven Purcell

As most are aware, influenza or the ‘flu’ peaks dramatically in the fall and winter. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC...

Canine Influenza Numbers Increase in Maryland
Sep 3, 2013 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

Dog owners in Montgomery County, Maryland have been cautioned to look for signs of the highly infectious canine influenza virus. The warning comes...

Respiratory Illness Outbreaks in China, Saudi Arabia and... Alabama?
May 23, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

Respiratory illness is all the rage these days. Among news of novel influenza and coronaviruses in faraway lands, you may find mystery respiratory...

China Reports First Documented Cases of H7N9 Influenza in Humans
Apr 1, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

Until this weekend, H7N9 was a type of influenza A virus that was known to only infect birds. On Sunday, March 31, HealthMap picked up a story from...

Think This Year's Flu Was Bad? Next Year May Be Worse
Mar 13, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

If there’s one virus outside of the common cold that most of us have had firsthand experience with, it’s clearly influenza. That alone makes it one...

'Sydney 2012' Making Americans Miserable
Feb 6, 2013 | Katharina Schwan

Amidst the ongoing battle against the flu, Americans now have a new virus with which to contend– one that is more infectious and more persistent than...

There’s No Sneezing at Flu Costs
Feb 4, 2013 | Catherine Stecyk

Influenza—apart from physical discomfort— brings economic consequences, as well. Experts estimate that the overall cost of influenza to the...

Flu Widespread in 47 States
Jan 16, 2013 | Lauren Edmundson

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every state except California, Mississippi, and Hawaii, is reporting an outbreak of...

H1N1 Flu Kills Two in Beijing
Jan 9, 2013 | Lauren Edmundson

Two deaths from the influenza H1N1 virus have occurred in Beijing over the past two weeks. The virus reportedly killed two women, one young migrant...

Flu Season Hits Early This Year
Dec 5, 2012 | Jane Huston

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed this week that the flu season has hit the United States early this year. In fact, it’s...

Prevent Flu This Season with Vaccines and Digital Tools
Oct 10, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

With the start of October, flu season has arrived, and the CDC has recommended that everyone six months of age and older get a vaccine before...

FDA Approves 2012-2013 Influenza Vaccine
Aug 15, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

Early this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its approval of vaccines for the 2012 – 2013 influenza season. In a post from last...

CDC Reports Significant Increase in Variant Swine Flu Cases
Aug 10, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

In late July, The Disease Daily reported on a potential outbreak of a variant swine flu (H3N2v), in Indiana, after the State Department of Health...

Baby Seals Die From New Influenza Variant, Not "Bird Flu"
Aug 1, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

An alarming increase in harbor seal deaths along the New England coast can now be attributed to a new variant of influenza, U.S. researchers said in...

Second Case of H1N2 Ever Recorded in Humans
Dec 15, 2011 | Anna Tomasulo

The second case of the influenza H1N2 virus ever recorded in humans was identified early this week in Minnesota. The infant fell ill in October and...

Three new cases of H3N2 in Iowa
Nov 23, 2011 | Anna Tomasulo

The Iowa Department of Public Health released a statement yesterday informing the public of three cases of Influenza A/H3N2 virus in children.  None...

HealthMap hosts a successful screening of "Contagion"
Sep 14, 2011 | Anna Tomasulo

On Friday, Sept. 9, the HealthMap team hosted a screening of "Contagion", the new hit movie from Warner Bros. Pictures, Participant Media, and...

Visit and Vote for Flu Near You by HealthMap!
May 31, 2011 | healthmap

In response to the CDC Flu App Challenge asking for innovative uses of technology to raise awareness of influenza and/or educate consumers on ways to...

Epidemic of Influenza in Russia
Feb 11, 2011 | healthmap

An epidemic of influenza has been spreading throughout Russia. Nearly 60 regions in Russia have been severely affected. In Moscow, since January 31st...

H1N1 and Seasonal Influenza Spreading in the Balkans
Jan 18, 2011 | healthmap

A fatal case of H1N1 has been recorded in Banat, Serbia, and 26 others are reported to be infected throughout the country. Montenegro reported a...