Tag: "flu" at medical news
NIAID initiates trial of experimental avian flu vaccine
...e in our efforts to prepare to respond to an avian flu
pandemic," adds Dr. Fauci. Sanofi pasteur, Swiftwa...umans have little or no immunity. H5N1 is one such flu
virus strain. The last influenza pandemic swept the globe in 1968; many public health officials beli...
Flu pandemic coming, US not prepared
...mic, infectious disease experts agree that another flu
pandemic is just around the corner. The U.S. Cent... not prepared. "This year's serious problems with flu
vaccine supply showed us just how unprepared we are," says Andrew T. Pavia, chair of IDSA's Pandemic...
Minorities, poor, uneducated bear the burden
... to have health insurance, least likely to receive flu
or pneumonia vaccinations, and had the highest prevalence of poor or fair health. Data from the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) showed the median prevalence of obesity was 39.2 percent for American Indian men and 37.5 percen...
Vaccinating school children and high risk groups is best strategy for slowing flu transmission
...tegy not only would be effective for normal yearly flu
outbreaks, but also for years of pandemic influenza when supplies of vaccine are more limited. The Emory researchers cite several field studies by other research groups showing that mass vaccination of children can be effective in reducing influenza...
Researchers develop way to track quality of home health care
...ndicators look at processes, such as administering flu
vaccine and reviewing patient medication, and outcomes, like ratings of the functioning of clients in activities of daily living (ADL). Researchers looked at 73 possible indicators, but screened out those that did not give good statistical informatio...
Study explores antibiotic misuse
... taking bacteria-destroying antibiotics for colds, flu
and bronchitis, all caused by viruses, says Dr. Wilde. The worrisome balance sheet has Dr. Wilde, a self-professed foe of antibiotic misuse, regularly lecturing to health care providers, residents and students about proper use of antibiotics. N...
Small band of nurses plays key role keeping germ threats at bay
...is fall when the nation set out to prevent another flu
vaccine shortage from occurring, much of the effor...record 278 people in one week with an experimental flu
vaccine designed to help prevent another shortage. Other VTEUs taking part in the current flu
Major step forwards for vaccine against cervical cancer
...inant Semliki Forest virus' and virosomes from the flu
virus. The 'recombinant Semliki Forest virus' indu...tion of proteins E6 and E7. The virosomes from the flu
virus contain the E7 protein. Both vaccines induced an immune response in mice against these protei...
NIAID-sponsored clinical trial aims to boost flu vaccine supply
In an effort to expand the supply of flu
vaccine available in the United States in the futu...similar safety profile as U.S.-licensed injectable flu
vaccine, but the Fluarix vaccine has never been tested or licensed for use in the United States. On ...
VGTI researchers help uncover why aging reduces immune system function
...o fight disease. To provide a real-life example: A flu
vaccine shortage like the one we are witnessing might be less concerning if elderly Americans were made less susceptible." ...
Computer assisted standing orders improve adult immunization rates
...many safe interventions like the administration of flu
and pneumonia shots and cancer screening that are based largely on simple criteria such as patient age and diagnoses can be done better by nurses following computer based standing orders," said Dr. Dexter, associate professor of clinical medicine. ...
NIAID launches influenza genome sequencing project
.... The project will help researchers understand how flu
viruses evolve, spread and cause disease. Accordin...has the potential to minimize the impact of annual flu
outbreaks and to improve scientific knowledge of the emergence of pandemic flu
viruses. NIAID's coll...
Senior citizens at risk for pneumonia
The recent flu
vaccine shortage has focused attention on elderly ...g that peak rates of CAP tend to coincide with the flu
season cycle, a potentially important correlation in recognizing future influenza outbreaks. "There'...
IDSA recommends ways to strengthen HHS's pandemic influenza plan
...the confusion that has resulted during this year's flu
shot shortage, IDSA calls for clear, national guid...changes from year to year, a reliable stockpile of flu
vaccine cannot be built beforehand. However, IDSA recommends that small seed stocks of candidate vac...
Tests begin of flu vaccine grown in insect cell lines
... study to check the effectiveness of a new type of flu
vaccine that is made differently than the conventi...n Sciences Corp. of Meriden, Ct., was initiated by flu
expert John Treanor, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Vaccine and Treatment Evaluatio...
IDSA offers policy Rx for influenza vaccine shortage
...ing about vaccines to prevent diseases such as the flu
or antibiotics to treat drug-resistant infections,...d less profitable than other markets. Because the flu
virus changes from year to year, a new vaccine must be created each flu
season. This is a difficult ...
Sinusitis, bronchitis account for more than 30 million missed workdays each year
...fections occur most frequently during the cold and flu
season November through January. In a random surv...percent missed three or more days. "This cold and flu
season, we should be particularly vigilant of our health as the flu
vaccine is in short supply," sai...
Whooping cough makes a national comeback
BLUE SPRINGS, MO October 19, 2004 With cold and flu
season just around the corner, parents need to be ...oughing fits and runny nose are often mistaken for flu
or the common cold. However, anyone experiencing these severe coughing fits for seven or more days ...
U-M professor to test flu shot and nasal spray flu vaccine side by side
...ree-year direct comparison of the effectiveness of flu
shots versus nasal spray flu
vaccine. Flu shots have been around since World War II, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prev...
Flu crisis need not cost lives
DESPITE the halving of the US's flu
vaccine supply, there could be fewer deaths than n...ugust of the bacterium Serratia in some batches of flu
vaccine. The UK, which was relying on Chiron for only 10 per cent of its supply, has been able to ma...
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