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2011-07-15 07:20:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--Swine flu may be able to be detected through a simple breath test. Researchers have been investigating an easy and non-invasive breath test that measures biomolecules that accumulate in response to the strain caused by H1N1 flu virus. This test could mean a future without vaccination shortages. Those diagnosed with swine flu typically have a fever or high temperature and may also experience aching muscles, sore throat, or a dry cough. The symptoms are very similar to types...

2011-04-26 11:10:02

Analysis of mutations of the 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1) virus by researchers at the RIKEN Omics Science Center (OSC) has revealed major genetic differences between the virus in its early phase of infection in Japan and in its peak phase. While yielding valuable clues on the genetic origins of drug resistance, the findings also pave the way toward the development of new diagnostic kits for detecting and preventing the spread of global pandemic diseases. A unique triple combination of...

2011-04-26 00:35:01

Tokyo, Apr 26, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Analysis of mutations of the 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1) virus by researchers at the RIKEN Omics Science Center (OSC) has revealed major genetic differences between the virus in its early phase of infection in Japan and in its peak phase. While yielding valuable clues on the genetic origins of drug resistance, the findings also pave the way toward the development of new diagnostic kits for detecting and preventing the spread of global pandemic...

2011-02-14 15:38:00

First confirmed case since January 2010 SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Laboratory tests today confirmed that a 6-year-old cat in Wisconsin contracted the H1N1 influenza virus, the first confirmed case of H1N1 in a U.S. pet since January 2010. A second cat in the household tested negative after it also developed severe respiratory disease, although it is now presumed that it too had the virus. Both cats were euthanized after failing to respond to treatment....

2011-02-09 08:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) a clinical-stage vaccine company, announced today that Dr. Gregory Glenn, Chief Medical Officer of Novavax, will be presenting safety and immunogenicity data from its pivotal 2009 A/H1N1 virus-like particle (VLP) pandemic influenza vaccine clinical trial in Mexico, at the invitation-only 7th WHO Meeting on Evaluation of Pandemic Influenza Vaccines in Clinical Trials. The meeting is being held February 17-18, 2011 at...

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2011-02-08 15:01:57

Medical experts said on Tuesday that doctors hope to treat this year's severe flu epidemic in Hong Kong by harvesting antibodies from patients who have recovered. The experts said they hoped to treat over 70 severely ill flu patents with certain antibodies taken from patients who have recovered earlier from the H1N1 swine flu virus, which is now the most prevalent seasonal flu strain in Hong Kong. Kelvin To, clinical assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong's microbiology...

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2011-02-01 11:36:32

Boys predominantly pass on flu to other boys and girls to girls, according to a new study of how swine flu spread in a primary school during the 2009 pandemic, published Jan. 31 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The results also suggest that flu transmission is most intensive between children of the same class, but that sitting next to an infected person does not significantly increase a child's risk of catching flu. The data will help researchers to model how...

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2011-01-10 10:05:00

The search for a universal flu vaccine has received a boost from a surprising source: the 2009 H1N1 pandemic flu strain. Several patients infected with the 2009 H1N1 strain developed antibodies that are protective against a variety of flu strains, scientists from Emory University School of Medicine and the University of Chicago have found. The results were published online Monday in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. "Our data shows that infection with the 2009 pandemic influenza strain...

2010-12-06 14:18:05

On November 19, Jason Martin returned to the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for the first time since he nearly died there during last year's H1N1 flu pandemic. The tall and burly Warren County, TN, ambulance worker "“ a 30-year-old, father of three young children "“ broke down and hugged some of the nurses he recognized. "I got sick on September 12 and didn't come out of it for the next 20 days. I am just so grateful I came through,"...

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2010-12-04 06:10:00

Roughly one in three Americans have already been vaccinated this year as the flu season sets in, according to a health report Friday. That's about the same rate or even a little better than seasonal flu vaccinations at this time last year, Dr. Anne Schuchat, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told The Associated Press (AP). "We find that very encouraging," Schuchat said, noting that the flu season has yet to make similar headlines that were made last year during the global...