HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Advisory: Nasal Spray Influenza Vaccine

Hunein F. Maassab, the University of Michigan researcher who developed the nasal spray influenza vaccine now under study by the vaccine manufacturer, said that recent reports of the vaccine's protection against otitis media carry even more good news for children.

Otitis media, an ear infection common in children, can be an extremely painful illness for children. It is also associated with fever, irritability, sleep disturbances, anorexia and vomiting. Clinical trials funded by the vaccine manufacturer, Aviron, recently determined that Maassab's nasal spray vaccine provided a 30 percent protection against otitis media. In July 1997, Massaab announced to the world that the vaccine had proven to be 93 percent effective in a major study of 1,600 children across the country.

"This is really remarkable," Maassab said. "The prevention of febrile otitis media associated with influenza was a clear benefit of vaccination with 30 percent fewer cases of febrile otitis media among vaccine recipients than among placebo recipients. The widespread use of this influenza vaccine significantly reduces the frequency not only of febrile otitis media, but also in the anitbiotic use during influenza outbreaks."

The nasal spray vaccine is a fine mist that will be marketed by Aviron as FluMist. It may be available to the public by the summer of 1999. The vaccine has proven to be genetically stable and acceptable because it's administered through a natural root via nasal passages. Maassab said that the vaccine is also adaptable to other influenza viruses.

"We have the methodology to constantly update the vaccine whenever new outbreaks have been identified,'' Maassab said.

Maassab is a professor of epidemiology at the U-M School of Public Health, one of the foremost public health research institutions in the country.

Maassab, who was a research assistant of Dr. Thomas Francis Jr., founder of the Epidemiology Department, received his Ph.D. from the School
'"/>

Contact: Amy Reyes
amelynr@umich.edu
(734) 647-4411
University of Michigan
20-May-1998


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. National Academies Advisory: Jan. 11 public briefing on perchlorate in drinking water
2. Institute of Medicine Advisory: April 1 public briefing on safety of dietary supplements
3. National Academies Advisory: April 1 Public Briefing on Safety of Dietary Supplements
4. American Heart Association Media Advisory: Cholesterol Lowering Margarines
5. Media Advisory: News Conference / Video And Audio Feed
6. Media Advisory: Chemistry In The Movies
7. Media Advisory: Surgeon General To Speak
8. Advisory: Researchers Present Work At Annual Meeting
9. Nasal spray flu vaccine may help prevent influenza in healthy children
10. Nasal spray flu vaccine developed at U-M needs no additional clinical trials, says FDA
11. Study Shows Calcitonin-Salmon Nasal Spray Helps Prevent New Spinal Fractures In Women With Existing Osteoporosis

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... ... set out to continue helping the specialty-diet community connect with great, gluten-free ... products, get coupons, enter giveaways, chat with brands & watch over 50 educational ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... ... advising Adventist Health on its investment in Synchronous Health, a tech-enabled behavioral health ... combines the strength of human empathy with artificial intelligence (AI) to increase access ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... August 27, 2020 , ... Walk-in ... Dermatology team in its Greenvale, New York location. , Loren received her ... Institute. She is certified in chemical peels, microdermabrasion, Hydrafacial MD, dermaplaning, facial lymphatic, ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... August 27, 2020 , ... Evolution ... Labs to provide their students with Suite360:Mental Health and Prevention, a program developed ... Abuse and Child Trafficking Prevention. , Florida schools and districts must provide their ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... BEND, Ind. (PRWEB) , ... August 26, 2020 ... ... data management recently ranked #1 in the 2020 Best in KLAS Software & ... a stand out for successful experience archiving a wide variety of complex clinical ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/26/2020)... , ... August 26, 2020 , ... ... in-home air purification systems kill Coronavirus. While air purification technologies, including GreenTech Environmental’s ... SARS and even Ebola, no air purification system has published results of singular ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... August 26, 2020 , ... As the U.S. struggles in its 6th month ... the Coronavirus. Wear a mask, keep your distance, wash your hands. Prevention is the ... it best in 1977, “How much better it is to prevent disease than to ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... ... Hero Life Sciences announced today that it will be setting ... face masks and N95 respirators in its manufacturing plant located in the City of ... are facing in trying to find quality disposable face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: