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NIAID DNA vaccine for H5N1 avian influenza enters human trial
...l from the influenza virus. Unlike conventional flu
vaccines, which are developed by growing the influenza virus in hens' eggs and then administered as a weakened or killed form of the virus, DNA-based vaccines contain only portions of the influenza virus' genetic material. Once inside the body, the D...
New details on how the immune system recognizes influenza
...odies. Antibodies induced by seasonal and pandemic flu
viruses or vaccines are a major component of immun...D., chief technology officer at LIAI. "Hundreds of flu
epitopes have already been published and are now in the database, but critical gaps become apparent ...
Prediction markets accurately forecast influenza activity
... would buy shares representing increased levels of flu
in the coming weeks and sell shares representing d...is colleagues plan to launch a market to ascertain flu
vaccine effectiveness and a separate market to evaluate the probability of human-to-human transmissi...
Hajj pilgrims should get flu jab to avoid pandemic
...r stay. Although the Saudi authorities recommend flu
vaccination for pilgrims with chronic illnesses, data show that many high risk pilgrims remain unimmunised. For example, in a letter to this weeks BMJ, researchers found worryingly low rates of vaccination among British Muslims attending Hajj in 2005...
November/December 2006 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...LS OF FAMILY MEDICINE TIP SHEET With the cold and flu
season upon us, the November/December issue of Ann...itis and sore throat INFLUENZA VACCINE The flu
vaccine shortage of 2004 appears to have had a negative impact on continuity of care according to an...
RAND study finds vaccination of nursing home staff, residents, key to reducing flu outbreak
...ccur when large numbers of staff and residents get flu
shots, according to a study issued today by the RA...lulled into a false sense of security by getting a flu
Inexpensive test detects H5N1 infections quickly and accurately
...ne that could allow scientists to quickly identify flu
viruses, including avian influenza H5N1. The resea...ngle gene segment that mutates less often than the flu
genes typically used in diagnostic tests. As a result, the MChip may not need to be updated as frequ...
Hospital costs for children with flu may be higher than thought
Going into another flu
season, a new study reports that hospitalizing chi...boratory-confirmed influenza over four consecutive flu
seasons, from 2000 to 2004. The study team statistically adjusted the direct medical costs to accoun...
NC State start-up looks to turn 'lights out' on flu, other viruses
Imagine if killing flu
viruses and other microbes were as simple as turning on a light. Exposing a unique surface coating to light may in fact hold the key to protecting you from virtually all viruses and bacteria, including the feared avian flu. Laboratory testing of a ...
In case of pandemic flu majority of Americans willing to make major changes in their lives
...edu/panflu/panflu_release_topline.doc Pandemic flu
is a term used to describe a virulent human flu
that causes a global outbreak, or pandemic, of serious illness. Because there is little natural immu...
Economic pressures can lead to unequal treatment of patients
.... For example, no incarcerated patients received a flu
shot or cholesterol screening, but all the free patients did. In Study 2, a random sample of 100 doctors completed a questionnaire, and some were interviewed in more detail about their responses. When asked what affected their treatment decisions, b...
Who should receive vaccines and antiviral drugs in the event of a flu pandemic?
vaccine and antiviral drugs are in scarce supply, ...irst to receive these treatments in the event of a flu
pandemic. But a new study in PLoS Medicine finds that 30% of nations have prioritized neither vacci...
Burmese junta responding too slowly on HIV, TB, malaria and avian flu
...d policy literature on HIV, TB, malaria, and avian flu
in Burma. The researchers found that the SPDC's...B and malaria. Burma's first report of the avian flu
(H5N1) virus describes emergence on March 8, 2006, on a farm in the Mandalay district, and 112 birds...
Latest influenza science and recommendations presented in new release
...s. The genetic factors that made the 1918 pandemic flu
virus so virulent are described by Adolfo Garca-Sastre, PhD, and Richard J. Whitley, MD, FIDSA. Ten more articles, discussing subjects from disease surveillance to special human populations to animal disease issues, complete the collection. The sup...
Study recommends strategies for distributing flu vaccine during shortage
...en faced with potential vaccine shortages during a flu
outbreak, public health officials can turn to a ne...tion strategy depends on the contagiousness of the flu
strain. "If we only have a limited flu
vaccine supply, the best distribution strategy depends on th...
Mouse study reveals new clues about virulence of 1918 influenza virus
...hat it is the combination of all eight of the 1918 flu
virus genes interacting synergistically that accou...orts to prepare for--and possibly thwart--the next flu
pandemic," says NIH Director Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D. "This elegant research gives a detailed pict...
H9N2 avian flu vaccine paired with adjuvant provokes strong human immune response at low doses
...ith inoculations spaced 28 days apart. An avian flu
vaccine, like the seasonal flu
vaccine, should stimulate antibodies, which help ward off infection if the vaccinated person later e...
'Ticking time bomb': Prisons unprepared for flu pandemic, says new SLU research
ST. LOUIS -- As the fear of an impending avian flu
pandemic is compelling hospitals, businesses and c...rs to provide prisoners with medical care, such as flu
vaccines. "The thinking is that there won't be enough for the general public, and that they shoul...
A public health lesson from 9/11: To curb the flu, limit flights
... dip in air travel after September 11, 2001 slowed flu
spread and delayed the onset of the 2001-2002 U.S. flu
season, report researchers at Children's Hospital Boston. Their findings, published in the September...
Air travel and flu: Post-9/11 restrictions delayed start of season
The onset of the flu
season in the USA has been shown to be influenced ... following the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, the flu
season started about two weeks later than usual. In both the northern and southern hemispheres, inf...
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