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Up to 40 percent of Americans could be infected with the swine flu virus over the next two years, according to new estimates from the CDC.
The Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM VTEU) is part of a federally funded network of such centers that will take part this summer in a series of studies that will help determine the best dose of several experimental vaccines designed to protect against the 2009 H1N1 (swine) influenza.
Officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that the H1N1 flu pandemic was the fastest-moving pandemic ever and that counting every case would now be pointless.
The swine flu virus results in more lung damage than regular flu strains but still reacts positively to antiviral drugs, says a study on lab animals announced on Monday.
US researchers reported on Friday that obese people might be at risk of severe complications and death from the new H1N1 swine flu virus.
The current strain of the infectious H1N1 virus that began among the swine population appears to be transmittable from humans to pigs as well.
The British government says 14 people infected with the H1N1 influenza virus, or swine flu, have died in Britain to date. Liam Donaldson, Britain's chief medical officer, said while all 14 people did have the potentially deadly disease, swine flu was not directly responsible for all of the deaths, the BBC reported Thursday. Donaldson said epidemic levels regarding the influenza strain have nearly been reached in both London and the West Midlands. The United Kingdom currently trails only...
While the H1N1 â€œswine fluâ€ virus circled the globe this spring, causing the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a level 6 pandemic alert, a team of researchers from MIT and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) were already investigating why the new virus spread from person to person less effectively than other flu viruses.
Canadian health officials are warning against suggestions circulating on the Internet of H1N1 flu parties to deliberately self-immunize against the virus. The concept of the parties in which parents send children to parties where one child is known to carry the virus was first reported by British media earlier this week. The rationale is the children could catch a mild case of the flu, originally dubbed swine flu, and develop immunity before the virus mutates into a more virulent strain, the...