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2013-11-05 08:33:30

DORVAL, QC, Nov. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Newly published data in the medical journal Vaccine shows that FLUAD*, an influenza vaccine indicated specifically for people 65 years and older, provided significantly improved protection against influenza in the elderly in comparison to non-adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine in this age group.(1) The investigator-led Canadian study focused on British Columbia with seniors who are at an increased risk of influenza or pneumonia and who suffer...

2013-11-04 12:28:42

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ISPE announced during the Plenary Session at its 2013 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. USA, that Novartis's United States Flu Cell Culture Facility is the Overall Winner of the 2013 Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA) program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120912/DC73253LOGO ) Novartis's United States Flu Cell Culture Facility in Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA represents a breakthrough use of innovative...

2013-11-04 08:25:43

BEIJING, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, today announced that it will release its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013, after market closes on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 EST. The Company will host a conference call prior to the market opening on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. EST (November 13, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. China Standard Time) to review...

2013-11-01 16:23:42

SILVERTHORNE, Colo., Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keystone Symposia is today convening the first conference of its 2013-2014 meeting season and its first in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - on "Advancing Vaccines in the Genomics Era" at the Windsor Barra Hotel - immediately following the conclusion of the Grand Challenges in Global Health meeting for that program's grantees. The four-day conference is part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill &...

2013-10-31 23:24:25

Flu season, total joint replacement and healthy eating strategies will be discussed. New York, New York (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 HealthNavigator, the weekly health and wellness radio show on WOR710, will air at 10PM this Sunday, November 3rd. Hosted by Abe Kasbo and sponsored by Raritan Bay Medical Center, the hour-long episode will feature Dr. Jennifer Turkish, Dr. Alan Nasar and Ally Vitella. With flu season upon us, Dr. Jennifer Turkish, doctor of family medicine from Bay Family...

2013-10-31 23:03:19

Residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are at higher risk for influenza-related medical complications. With flu season upon us, PharmScript http://www.pharmscript.com offers a reminder on guidelines and proper protocol for vaccination. Edison, NJ (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 In the U.S., influenza outbreaks typically occur from fall through winter months. Although infection rates are highest among children, complications, hospitalizations, and deaths related to the flu...

2013-10-31 08:33:38

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Flu season has significant costs for employers. According to a National Business Group on Health report, the flu indirectly costs employers about $76.7 million a year in employee absenteeism, presenteeism, and other indirect costs. A typical employee has flu symptoms for five to six days and misses between a half day and five days of work. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicting flu activity to increase in the...

2013-10-31 08:32:34

BEIJING, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today that Mr. Weidong Yin, Chairman, President and CEO of Sinovac, is invited to participate in UBS Asia Healthcare CEO Summit held in Hong Kong on November 1, 2013. And Mr. Yin will join the panel discussion from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Beijing time, talking about Chinese healthcare industry and new product development strategy. About Sinovac...

2013-10-30 23:00:36

ChinaMarketResearchReports.com adds Latest Report on “Research Report on China Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) Vaccine Industry, 2013-2017” to its store. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 In China, PRRS is the most serious disease that impairs the pig raising & breeding industry. It inflicted heavy losses on China pig raising & breeding industry for many times. In April 2007, Ministry of Agriculture of China issued Technical Standards of Highly...

2013-10-30 20:24:49

As flu season approaches, The Partnership for Quality Care joined the Kaiser Permanente and health workers represented by SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West to stress the importance of getting immunized against influenza. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Care held a press conference at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center today urging all health care workers and the public to get a flu vaccination to keep themselves, their patients,...


Latest Influenza Reference Libraries

Virology Journal
2012-04-24 18:40:35

Virology Journal is an open-access peer-reviewed medical journal published by BioMed Central. It covers research related to viruses and the prevention of viral infection (including vaccination, the use of antiviral agents, and gene therapy). Virology Journal was established in 2004 and is edited by Robert F. Garry. The goal of the journal is to cover rapid communications amongst virologists. The journal has not been published without controversy, however. On 21, July 2010, the journal...

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2011-04-15 13:07:05

Chlamydophila psittaci is a lethal intracellular bacterial species that causes endemic avian chlamydiosis, epizootic outbreaks in mammals, and respiratory psittacosis in humans. It can be transmitted through inhalation, contact, or ingestions among birds and mammals. It generally starts with flu-like symptoms and becomes a life-threatening pneumonia. Many stay dormant until activated by stress. Birds are great vectors of the disease since they are highly mobile and feed on infected animals....

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2011-02-25 18:53:25

West Nile virus (WNV) is a virus of the family Flaviviridae. It is part of the Japanese encephalitis antigenic complex of viruses and is found in both tropical and temperate regions. It primarily infects birds but can infect humans, horses, dogs, cats, bats, and other mammals. Humans are generally infected through the bites of mosquitoes and about 90% of West Nile Virus infections are without symptoms. The virion is 45-60 nm and covered with a relatively smooth protein surface. It is...

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2011-02-23 21:28:34

A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates inside the living cells of organisms. It is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of organisms. Most are too small to be seen by anything but a microscope and they infect all organisms from animals to plants to bacteria. The first one discovered was the tobacco virus in 1898. Since then around 5,000 viruses have been described in detail although there are millions of different types. They are found in...

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2011-02-17 17:11:15

Monkeypox virus causes monkeypox in both humans and animals. It was first found in 1958 in macaque monkeys that were being used as laboratory animals. The monkeys are often used for neurological experiments. The virus is typically found in rainforest regions of central and West Africa. It was first discovered in 1970 in humans and from 1970 to 1986 there were over 400 cases reported in humans. The main infection route was through contact with infected animals and their bodily fluids. The...

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