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2011-10-03 11:00:00

A novel dry-powder formulation nasal flu vaccine for the H5N1 strain, GelVacâ“ž¢ Nasal Dry-Powder H5N1 Influenza, was proven to be safe in an early stage clinical trial. Other preliminary data is encouraging and support the development of larger scale clinical trials to confirm efficacy and show its distinct advantages in meeting the critical needs of pandemic preparedness. Alachua, Florida (PRWEB) October 03, 2011 Nanotherapeutics, Inc. announced the successful...

CDC Wants Everyone To Receive Flu Vaccine
2011-09-22 09:15:56

   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, including injections with a new tiny needle that takes the pain out of the vaccination and a nasal spray form that is especially kid-friendly, according to various media reports. Almost 131 million people, or 43 percent of the US population, received an influenza vaccine during the last flu...

2011-09-20 11:16:14

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. A new study to be published Tuesday, September 20 in the online journal mBio® reveals how the two infections, pandemic influenza and pneumonia, interact to make to make a lethal combination. Back in 2009, autopsies of 34 of the victims of the H1N1 pandemic influenza virus revealed that about half showed signs of bacterial co-infection in...

2011-09-19 23:32:21

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. The study, using tissues preserved since 1918, was led by Jeffery K. Taubenberger, M.D., Ph.D., of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases...


Latest H5N1 Reference Libraries

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2011-02-17 15:02:05

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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