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August 01, 2016
August 01, 2016
Update on August 2, 2016 Since this report, the Florida Department of Health has now identified 10 more individuals with locally transmitted Zika...
Fourteen cases from local transmission now confirmed in Florida
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February 11, 2015
February 11, 2015
RADM Scott F. Giberson, BSPharm, PhC, NCPS-PP, MPH, overall Commander of the Commissioned Corps Ebola Response in West Africa, today introduced...
RADM Giberson introduces the president at White House event
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December 09, 2014
December 09, 2014
It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week (December 7–13), and pharmacists should emphasize the importance of continuing influenza vaccination....
This is National Influenza Vaccination Week
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December 04, 2014
December 04, 2014
CDC announced on December 4 that the current influenza vaccine may not be the best protection against H3N2—the most common seasonal influenza strain...
CDC finds vaccine less effective against most common strain; current virus has mutated
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December 03, 2014
December 03, 2014
During a visit to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on December 2, President Barack Obama acknowledged the progress researchers have been...
Interim results on potential EVD vaccine published in NEJM
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December 02, 2014
December 02, 2014
Nearly one-half of women in a gender-specific survey said they had no intention of receiving the influenza vaccine. Their reason? The influenza...
More than one-quarter of women who did get influenza vaccine received it at a pharmacy
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November 25, 2014
November 25, 2014
As part of a mission to keep frontline health care workers in West Africa healthy and safe in order to stop the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD...
RADM Scott F. Giberson has been in charge of the effort
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November 01, 2014
October 31, 2014
As the coordinated response to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the United States has evolved over the past months, CDC and other federal officials have...
Pharmacists should be aware of Ebola symptoms, ask patients with symptoms about recent travel history
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November 01, 2014
October 30, 2014
With influenza season ahead, pharmacists need to prepare for the common respiratory illnesses, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary...
Focus on Respiratory Diseases
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October 27, 2014
October 27, 2014
The Obama administration said it will release new guidelines later this week for health care workers returning from Ebola virus disease (EVD)-...
Pharmacists remain integral part of help here and abroad
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