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2014-06-16 08:28:43

Cell-culture technology is a modern alternative to manufacture influenza vaccines without chicken eggs, with potential to rapidly respond to a pandemic[1] BASEL, Switzerland, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licensed its manufacturing facility in Holly Springs, N.C. for the production of cell-culture influenza vaccines. This is the first US facility of its kind and is now approved for commercial production. The site will...

2014-06-13 23:04:23

New Program for State & Local Municipalities Aimed at Combating Community-Acquired Infectious Diseases such as Chicken Pox, MRSA Staph, Tuberculosis and More Fountain Hills, AZ (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Level4 Bio, the first safe power sanitizing service for killing pathogens on any surface, announced today the launch of its new Government program designed to assist State and Local Municipalities in combating infectious diseases in law enforcement, emergency services and correctional...

Modern Bird Genes Have Potential To Cause A Pandemic Similar To 1918 Spanish Flu
2014-06-12 10:02:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Avian bird flu strains that exist today share very similar characteristics with the deadly 1918 Spanish Flu strain that killed nearly five percent of the world’s population. That flu virus pandemic was the worst outbreak ever recorded and new research has found that only a few amino acids separate viral proteins currently found in bird populations from those that existed during the 1918 virus. The new evidence suggests a similar...

2014-06-10 12:31:30

MERIDEN, Conn., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Protein Sciences Corporation announced it will have more doses, earlier availability and broader distribution coverage of its modern, egg-free Flublok® Influenza Vaccine for the 2014/2015 season. Up to 500,000 doses of the vaccine will be manufactured, and the first doses will be available in September. ASD Specialty Healthcare and its Besse Medical and Oncology Supply divisions have been added as a distributor of Flublok. FFF...

2014-06-09 23:06:34

Markets Research Reports.biz added deep and professional market research report on "Global Influenza [Flu] Vaccine Market Trends and Opportunities 2014-19" Market Analysis and Overview. Albany, NY (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 With the advancement in technology and discovery of new products in the field of medical sciences, vaccines have gained a crucial position in the pharmaceutical industry. Vaccines are considered as the most effective health intervention ever developed, saving...

2014-06-04 12:29:53

With the new HIV 1&2 rapid diagnostic, WholeHealth Products is helping save Lives. ANAHEIM, Calif., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Headquartered in Anaheim, California, WholeHealth Products. (OTC: GWPC) is a diversified company comprised of several specialized partners focused on leveraging the power and convenience of advanced technology and the proven expertise of its team of professionals to improve the fundamental business of health and wellness. WholeHealth Products'...

2014-06-02 20:22:24

LONDON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Markets for Rapid Medical Diagnostic Kitshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/diagnostics/global_markets_rapid_medical_diagnostic_kits.html STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVESThe current report focuses on the rapid medical diagnostic kit (MDK) portion of the overall MDK market. Within the MDK market there are rapid kits, which in this report are defined as nonautomated tests that provide...

2014-05-30 12:26:02

MERIDEN, Conn., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Protein Sciences Corporation announced today that Astellas Pharma has submitted an application for marketing approval of recombinant influenza HA vaccine ASP7374 (marketed as Flublok® in the United States by Protein Sciences) to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan for the prevention of influenza. UMN Pharma, which is partnered with Astellas, holds an exclusive license from Protein Sciences for the development and marketing...

2014-05-29 23:16:05

“Obese people find it harder to fight infections, and a weakened immune response may be to blame,” according to a report from ABC News and published on March 23, 2014 (1). polyDNA recommends that overweight individuals ask their doctors about Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin, natural products designed to boost the immune system against latent viral pathogens. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 polyDNA has learned that a new study from Boston University researchers showed that obesity is...

2014-05-27 11:33:01

Canadian Medical Association Journal Employers planning to implement mandatory influenza vaccination policies for health care workers need to understand the implications, according to an analysis published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Vaccination rates among health care workers are less than 50%, well below the level necessary for herd immunity. Evidence indicates that vaccination of health care workers can benefit patient health, leading to a move by many to...


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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