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A novel dry-powder formulation nasal flu vaccine for the H5N1 strain, GelVacâ„¢ Nasal Dry-Powder H5N1 Influenza, was proven to be safe in an early stage clinical trial.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) want to ensure Americans continue to get annual flu shots with a new campaign that offers them in more places and in new forms.
Many of the people who died from the new strain of H1N1 influenza that broke out in 2009 were suffering from another infection as well: pneumonia.
Examination of lung tissue and other autopsy material from 68 American soldiers who died of respiratory infections in 1918 has revealed that the influenza virus that eventually killed 50 million people worldwide was circulating in the United States at least four months before the 1918 influenza reached pandemic levels that fall.
Influenza A virus causes influenza in birds and some mammals. It is a genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family of viruses. Although the virus is uncommon several strains have been isolated from wild birds. Some can cause severe disease in domestic poultry and sometimes in humans. They are negative sense, single-stranded, segmented RNA viruses. Each subtype has mutated into a variety of strains with different pathogenic profiles. There is a vaccine for humans incase there is an avian influenza, or...
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