Latest Influenza pandemic Stories
Shortly after the 2009 H1N1 “swine flu” pandemic, health experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) had reported that roughly 18,500 people died from the virus, a finding that is being called into question.
On June 21, the second of two bird flu studies was released. It put fears to rest regarding terrorism and the global epidemic. Specifically, five genetic mutations were mentioned in the report.
Computer chips of a type more commonly found in games consoles have been used by scientists at the University of Bristol to reveal how the flu virus resists anti-flu drugs such as Relenza and Tamiflu.
Licence agreement signed between local SME, AITbiotech and A*STAR to market the test kit will directly benefit public healthcare sector in the fight against infectious diseases.Singapore,
Researchers have discovered that the pandemic 2009 H1N1 vaccination, otherwise known as the swine flu vaccine, can produce antibodies against a variety of flu strains like H5N1 and H3N2.
Dr Julian Hiscox and Dr John Barr of the University's Faculty of Biological Sciences are working with the Health Protection Agency Porton (HPA) to build a bank of molecular signatures that will help identify the severity of virus infection from characteristic changes seen in cells.
University of British Columbia researchers have found a potential way to develop universal flu vaccines and eliminate the need for seasonal flu vaccinations.
A controversial report regarding avian flu research was finally published on May 3 in the journal Nature. The research, which studies how the avian H5N1 influenza spreads among mammals, had been contested by a government review panel who wanted to stop the report from being published.
Text message reminders to parents about flu vaccinations may help boost the number of children vaccinated.
A panel of US science research experts that had previously barred publication of research on key details of a mutant strain of H5N1 bird flu, reversed that decision on Friday, saying two papers on the research are okay to publish after all.
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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