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2011-12-07 20:37:13

The researchers studied the immune response of 107 pregnant women after they were injected with a single dose of non-adjuvant H1N1 vaccine. They concluded that the influenza shot boosted the immune response in pregnant women and at the same time protected neuronatal babies via the antibodies that transferred through the placenta. These results were published in the review Annals of Internal Medicine dated December 6th,.2011. They are available on-line at:...

2011-12-05 15:48:00

Flu Shot Push Comes During National Influenza Vaccination Week SACRAMENTO, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Highlighting the importance of flu vaccinations in reducing the risks of illness and infections among patients, state public health officials have joined with a group of statewide health care providers to urge all health care workers to get their annual flu shots. A joint letter issued today by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the California...

2011-12-05 07:58:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. Immunization is safe and effective and is the best way to help prevent influenza. The American Lung Association is continuing to fight this potentially deadly disease and stress the importance of influenza immunization for family members of all generations in support of National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

2011-12-02 10:03:00

National Influenza Vaccination Week is Dec. 4 - 10 HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state departments of Health and Aging are holding a series of events during National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 4-10, to encourage people of all ages to get vaccinated against influenza. The special week was established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to emphasize the importance of continuing influenza vaccination throughout the holiday season and into...

2011-11-16 09:52:07

Influenza researchers have found that flu strains migrate back and forth between different regions of the world, evolving along the way. This is contrary to the common belief that flu strains from the tropics are the source of global seasonal epidemics. The research appeared online on Nov. 14 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It was supported in part by the Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance and the Influenza Genome Sequencing Project,...

2011-11-14 23:36:44

A commonly held theory says that flu virus originates every year in Southeast and Eastern Asia, making this region the source of seasonal flu epidemics in other parts of the world. However, researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore have found that influenza virus in tropical areas isn't the only global source of flu epidemics. The international team of scientists involved in the work found that any one of the urban centers they studied could act as a source for a flu...

2011-11-14 06:09:00

BEIJING, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today its unaudited third quarter financial results for the period ended September 30, 2011. Financial Highlights Sales in the third quarter increased 60.8% year-over-year to $15.4 million, compared to $9.6 million, and year-to-date sales increased 47.2% to $35.7 million. Net loss attributable to stockholders in the third...

2011-11-06 23:01:00

Largest study to date finds co-infection with MRSA increased death risk 8-fold; flu vaccination urged BOSTON, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, many previously healthy children became critically ill, developing severe pneumonia and respiratory failure, sometimes fatal. The largest nationwide investigation to date of influenza in critically ill children, led by Children's Hospital Boston, found one key risk factor: Simultaneous...

2011-11-04 10:12:51

While dual infections in Cambodia did not produce new strain, study cites need for continuous tracking against risk of different influenza viruses combining to create a new pandemic Researchers conducting influenza-like illness surveillance in Cambodia have confirmed a rare incidence of individuals becoming infected with a seasonal influenza and the pandemic strain at the same time, a reminder of the ongoing risk of distinct flu viruses combining in human hosts to produce a more lethal...

2011-11-03 12:11:00

Vaccine in Good Supply; Protects Against 3 Flu Strains HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reminding all Pennsylvania residents, six months of age and older, to get vaccinated against the flu. "The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year," said Secretary of Health Dr. Eli Avila. "Now is the perfect time to get the vaccine before flu activity starts to increase in the coming weeks."...


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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