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Genetic Defect Protects Mice From Infection With Influenza Viruses
2013-12-06 11:52:48

Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research A new study published in the scientific journal PLOS Pathogens points out that mice lacking a protein called Tmprss2 are no longer affected by certain flu viruses. The discovery was made by researchers from the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig in collaboration with colleagues from Göttingen and Seattle. Whether it is H1N1, H5N1 or H7N9: The flu virus influenza A exists in many different types as its two coating...

2013-12-06 11:27:42

What makes yellow fever vaccine especially effective One of the most effective vaccines in history has been the yellow fever vaccine, which was developed in the 1930s and has been administered to more than 500 million people. Scientists at Emory Vaccine Center studying immune responses to the yellow fever vaccine have identified a gene whose activation in key immune cells is a sign of a robust response. The gene, called GCN2, encodes a protein involved in sensing amino acid starvation...

2013-12-05 23:32:34

A new guideline released Thursday by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) notes that most people with compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable to illness and should receive the flu shot and other vaccinations. New Hyde Park, NY (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 A new guideline released Thursday by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) notes that most people with compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable to illness and should receive the flu shot and...

2013-12-05 23:21:17

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) and the Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition (CIIC) emphasize need for strong recommendations from all healthcare professionals as a key step to increase annual influenza (flu) vaccine uptake in children. Bethesda, Maryland (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 In support of National Influenza Vaccination Week (December 8 to December 14), the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) and the Childhood Influenza Immunization...

2009 H1N1 Virus Death Toll Ten Times Higher Than Official Worldwide Estimates
2013-11-27 08:15:39

George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services A research team consisting of more than 60 collaborators in 26 countries has estimated the global death toll from the 2009 outbreak of the H1N1 virus to be 10 times higher than the World Health Organization's count, which was based on laboratory-confirmed cases of this flu. The study, which appears online in PLOS Medicine, suggests that the pandemic virus caused up to 203,000 respiratory deaths around the world....

2013-11-22 23:33:27

Easy Protection from Flu Virus Now Available to Houston Residents Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 With flu season almost here, many residents across the Houston area are starting to think about calling their healthcare provider to schedule an appointment for their flu vaccination. However, some may be putting off making their appointment because they have a fear of needles or because they have an aversion or allergy to preservatives found in common vaccinations. The good news is...


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