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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...

2011-09-12 06:00:00

- all three standard antibody tests confirm the strong immunogenicity of Medicago's H5N1 and H1N1 VLP vaccine candidates - QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Medicago Inc. (TSX: MDG) a biotechnology company focused on developing highly effective and competitive vaccines based on proprietary manufacturing technologies and Virus-Like Particles (VLPs), today announced that Dr. Brian Ward will be presenting clinical data at the Fourth ESWI Influenza Conference, Malta 2011. The...

2011-09-08 12:39:00

TREVOSE, Pa., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: Experts from International SOS, the world's leading provider of integrated medical, international healthcare and security assistance services, will discuss the recent discovery of a new strain of bird flu and review the preventative measures that should be taken in light of the news. -- John Oxford, Ph.D. Scientific Director of Retroscreen...

2011-09-05 11:58:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania departments of Health and Agriculture today announced three cases of a novel influenza A virus have been identified, and are now linked to an agricultural fair in southwestern Pennsylvania. The first individual to become ill, announced on Friday, Sept. 2, has fully recovered from the illness. Two other individuals, confirmed ill over the weekend, are recovering. All three are children who reported attending the Washington...

2011-09-02 12:35:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health is advising the public of an investigation into a human case of novel influenza A virus in Pennsylvania and is urging the public to take everyday precautions to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. The case involves a child who has fully recovered from the illness. No additional human infections with this virus have been identified to date. Influenza viruses are commonly found in humans,...

2011-08-31 08:47:00

LONDON, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The possible combination of influenza strains H1N1 (high infectivity) and H5N1 (high lethality) is a matter of global concern (1, 2). Bioradar UK Ltd announced today (3) first, that the Replikin Counts of the two virus strains have risen simultaneously, not seen previously. Additionally, the rise is to their highest levels in 50 years (H1N1, 16.7; H5N1, 23.3), and that clinical outbreaks of each strain are now occurring. These simultaneous conditions...

2011-08-31 07:10:00

LONDON, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The possible combination of influenza strains H1N1 (high infectivity) and H5N1 (high lethality) is a matter of global concern (1, 2). Bioradar UK Ltd announced today (3) first, that the Replikin Counts of the two virus strains have risen simultaneously, not seen previously. Additionally, the rise is to their highest levels in 50 years (H1N1, 16.7; H5N1, 23.3), and that clinical outbreaks of each strain are now occurring. These simultaneous conditions...


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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