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2013-09-19 15:45:00

Last spring a deadly new avian influenza ("bird flu") strain called H7N9 hit China. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, along with seven other Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units (VTEUs), will take part in studies to test vaccines to protect against the possibility of a bird flu pandemic. "It is difficult to predict whether the H7N9 virus will cause a pandemic, but there is great concern that the H7N9 virus may gain the ability to transmit easily from person-to-person. If that...

2013-09-06 23:20:34

• Star Wellness offering on-site clinics to make it easy to protect employees • New Quadrivalent vaccine protects against four strains DALLAS, Texas (PRWEB) September 06, 2013 Flu season is right around the corner, and that’s nothing to sneeze at. Employers lose billions each year when workers call in sick. As many as 111 million workdays are lost annually because of influenza, which means a $7 billion hit in sick days and lost productivity, according to the Centers of Disease...

Researchers Look To Quantify Viral Diversity Of Mammals
2013-09-03 14:44:56

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In late 2002, the SARS epidemic ripped through Southeast Asia and rattled worldwide confidence in medical technology’s capacity to prevent pandemics like those that have plagued human populations throughout history. It was later discovered that the novel virus had spread to humans from mammals in Southeast Asia. By 2003, scientists had isolated the SARS virus from meat samples taken from a local market in Guangdong, China. A new...

2013-07-10 12:48:03

Epidemic model looked at 3 contributing factors Three waves of the deadliest influenza pandemic in history, known as the Spanish flu, hit England and Wales in 1918, just as World War 1 was coming to an end. Why flu arrives in multiple waves like this is the focus of a study by McMaster University researchers who discovered three contributing factors: the closing and opening of schools, temperature changes and – most importantly – changes in human...

No Added Benefit To Doubling Up On Tamiflu Antiviral Drugs
2013-05-31 14:57:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Patients with a severe or deadly case of the flu are often prescribed the antiviral drug Tamiflu; but there are no additional benefits to taking a double dose of the drug, according to a new study from researchers at the South East Asia Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Network (SEAICRN). The study´s findings, which were published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), conflict with the recommendations of some experts who have...

2013-05-13 12:57:15

MIT study identifies influenza viruses circulating in pigs and birds that could pose a risk to humans. In the summer of 1968, a new strain of influenza appeared in Hong Kong. This strain, known as H3N2, spread around the globe and eventually killed an estimated 1 million people. A new study from MIT reveals that there are many strains of H3N2 circulating in birds and pigs that are genetically similar to the 1968 strain and have the potential to generate a pandemic if they leap to...

2013-04-18 10:04:12

All 3 configurations of adjuvant and route of administration exceeded the 3 CHMP criteria IDRI (Infectious Disease Research Institute), a Seattle-based non-profit research organization that is a leading developer of adjuvants used in vaccines combating infectious disease, and Medicago Inc. (TSX: MDG; OTCQX: MDCGF), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing highly effective and competitive vaccines based on proprietary manufacturing technologies and Virus-Like Particles (VLPs),...


Latest Influenza pandemic 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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