Stories for August 3, 2009
The main route of transmission of the new influenza A(H1N1) virus seems to be similar to seasonal influenza, via droplets that are expelled by speaking, sneezing or coughing.
Vaccines are the most powerful public health tool for control of influenza, and the U.S. government is working closely with manufacturers to take steps in the process to manufacture a novel H1N1 vaccine. Working together with scientists in the public and private sector, CDC has isolated the new H1N1 virus and modified the virus so that it can be used to make hundreds of millions of doses of vaccine. Vaccine manufacturers are now using these materials to begin vaccine production. Making vaccine is a multi-step process which takes several months to complete. Candidate vaccines will be tested in clinical trials over the next few months.
Officials from San Diego's largest school districts met today with county health officials to discuss ways to combat the swine flu.
A truck carrying bottles of pool chlorine and muriatic acid crashed today on Interstate 15 in the Kensington area and spilled its cargo of chemicals across the roadway, forcing the full closure of the northbound side of the route for several hours.
The UCSD Center for Criminality & Addiction Research, Training & Application (CCARTA) is holding its annual Summer Clinical Institute in Addiction Studies. The conference is open to the public and of interest to anyone interested in discovering the latest in addiction science, treatment, and social impacts.
The high cost of health care in America is forcing more people to make difficult choices about their medical care. We'll explore how high costs and lack of health insurance are impacting public health in San Diego.
Pitcher Trevor Hoffman returned to Petco Park this weekend, but he didn't get the last laugh against his former team. We're joined on Morning Edition by North County Times Sports Columnist Jay Paris.
What new gadgets are on the market that will make your life easier? How can using green electronics save you money? We chat with a technology expert to break down the latest and greatest.
San Diego county health officers will meet with the local school district officials today to discuss the coming flu season.
A week after Comic-Con and reflecting on its successes, I wondered how one builds such a dedicated fan base. I also wondered if arts organizations had anything to learn from the Comic-Con approach, as they struggle to survive an economic downturn and build new audiences. I consulted three local arts leaders who are long-time attendees of Comic-Con and asked them to consider the question: What can the arts community learn from Comic-Con?