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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...

2010-10-23 01:35:39

Findings of study from Rhode Island Hospital to be presented at IDSA annual meeting The 2009/2010 Influenza A (H1N1) is one of several viruses responsible for respiratory-related infections. A new study from Rhode Island Hospital examined patients with viruses and found distinguishing characteristics of the H1N1 virus in how it affects respiratory illness. Their findings will be presented at the annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America to be held in Vancouver, Canada on...

2010-10-22 19:05:38

A variant of last year's pandemic influenza linked to fatal cases carried a mutation that enabled it to infect a different subset of cells lining the airway, according to new research. The study, due to be published next week in the Journal of Virology, suggests that the mutant virus could have impaired the lungs' ability to clear out germs. The researchers behind the study, from Imperial College London, the Medical Research Council National Institute for Medical Research and the University...

2010-09-20 18:54:03

Vaccination important to combat flu-related neurological complications A recent study by researchers at the University of Utah determined that the 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) caused a higher rate of neurological complications in children than the seasonal flu. The most common complications observed were seizures and encephalopathy. Full details of the study, the most extensive evaluation of neurological complications following H1N1 flu in children, are published in the September issue of...

2010-04-29 17:30:00

CDC Report Shows Increase in Seasonal Flu Vaccinations, Greatest Increase among Children ATLANTA, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More Americans were vaccinated against seasonal flu during the 2009-10 season (40 percent of eligible population) than during the previous flu season (33 percent of eligible population), according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The greatest gain in vaccination rates was in children 6 months to 17 years. About 40 percent of...

2010-04-25 13:04:43

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital staff helps investigators gauge the lingering impact of the 1976 vaccine New evidence shows immunization against "swine flu" in 1976 might provide individuals with some protection against the 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza virus, according to new research from St. Jude investigators. Researchers found that individuals who reported receiving the 1976 vaccine mounted an enhanced immune response against both the 2009 pandemic H1N1 virus and a different H1N1...

2010-04-23 10:46:00

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital staff helps investigators gauge the lingering impact of the 1976 vaccine MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New evidence shows immunization against "swine flu" in 1976 might provide individuals with some protection against the 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza virus, according to new research from St. Jude investigators. Researchers found that individuals who reported receiving the 1976 vaccine mounted an enhanced immune response against...

2010-03-24 16:59:06

Finding could aid vaccine design Although they emerged more than 90 years apart, the influenza viruses responsible for the pandemics of 1918 and 2009 share a structural detail that makes both susceptible to neutralization by the same antibodies. Scientists led by Gary J. Nabel, M.D., Ph.D., of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, describe the molecular basis for this shared vulnerability and suggest how it might be...

2010-03-24 07:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) announced today positive results from the entire 1,000 subject Stage A of its two-stage pivotal study evaluating the safety and immunogenicity of Novavax's unadjuvanted 2009 A/H1N1 virus-like particle (VLP) pandemic influenza vaccine. The data showed that safety and immunogenicity of the vaccine were consistent with preliminary results disclosed earlier from the first 500 volunteers of Stage A where the...


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