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2014-07-02 16:24:52

-- The Novartis influenza vaccine portfolio in the US includes Flucelvax® and Fluvirin® CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today that it has begun shipment of its seasonal influenza vaccines to customers in the US market for the 2014-2015 season. Novartis plans to ship a minimum of 30 million doses of vaccines (Flucelvax(®) [Influenza Virus Vaccine] and Fluvirin(® )[Influenza Virus Vaccine]) to the US market in advance of the peak of influenza season....

2014-06-18 08:29:32

TITUSVILLE, New Jersey, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Janssen) announced today that it has entered into an exclusive license agreement with Vertex Pharmaceuticals for the worldwide development, manufacturing and commercialization of VX-787, a novel medicine in Phase II development for the treatment of influenza A. VX-787 is an investigational medicine designed to directly inhibit replication of the influenza A virus, including recent H1...

2014-06-16 08:29:05

First-ever Platform to Deliver Highly Accurate, Molecular Results in Under 15 Minutes WALTHAM, Mass., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), a leading global provider of point-of-care rapid diagnostic and health information solutions, today announced that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Alere(TM) i Influenza A & B test, the first and only molecular test to detect and differentiate influenza A and B virus in less...

Modern Bird Genes Have Potential To Cause A Pandemic Similar To 1918 Spanish Flu
2014-06-12 10:02:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Avian bird flu strains that exist today share very similar characteristics with the deadly 1918 Spanish Flu strain that killed nearly five percent of the world’s population. That flu virus pandemic was the worst outbreak ever recorded and new research has found that only a few amino acids separate viral proteins currently found in bird populations from those that existed during the 1918 virus. The new evidence suggests a similar...

2014-05-06 04:22:59

High level of vaccination, and low level of flu, among seniors NEW YORK, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last winter's flu season was fairly typical of other winters over the last decade, with the prevalence of the flu and the number of people who had flu shots both fairly close to the averages for that time period. The effectiveness of flu vaccines also seems to have been fairly typical. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100517/NY06256LOGO These are some of the results of The Harris Poll of...

2014-04-29 23:03:36

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) has been selected as the Honorable Mention recipient of the 2014 National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit (NAIIS) Immunization Excellence Award for Overall Flu Season Activities. Bethesda, Maryland (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) has been selected as the Honorable Mention recipient of the 2014 National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit (NAIIS) Immunization Excellence Award...

Mystery Of 1918 Pandemic Flu Virus Solved
2014-04-29 03:47:04

Daniel Stolte, University of Arizona University of Arizona researcher Michael Worobey and his team have discovered the key to understanding influenza pandemics may lie in previous flu exposure during childhood A study led by Michael Worobey at the University of Arizona in Tucson provides the most conclusive answers yet to two of the world's foremost biomedical mysteries of the past century: the origin of the 1918 pandemic flu virus and its unusual severity, which resulted in a death...

2014-04-28 12:31:40

Participation in innovative public-private collaboration helps improve vaccination infrastructure, expand patient reach in partner countries KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- bioCSL, formerly CSL Biotherapies, has announced the donation of more than 700,000 doses of its influenza vaccine to the Partnership for Influenza Vaccine Introduction, an innovative program - spearheaded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Task Force for...

Tracking The Spread Of The Flu Virus Through Wikipedia Traffic
2014-04-19 06:10:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some have suggested tracking the levels of specific Google searches can be used to determine the spread of an influenza epidemic, but a new study in the journal PLOS Computational Biology has found an even better internet-based measure – watching Wikipedia traffic. By watching Wikipedia traffic for flu-related articles, the study team from Harvard Medical School was able to determine the level of flu infection in the United States...

Human H1N1 Pandemic Virus Infected Washington State Sea Otters
2014-04-09 10:55:14

USGS Northern sea otters living off the coast of Washington state were infected with the same H1N1 flu virus that caused the world-wide pandemic in 2009, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. During an August 2011 health monitoring project, USGS and CDC scientists found evidence that the Washington sea otters were infected with the pandemic 2009 H1N1 virus, although the exact date and source of exposure could not be determined....


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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