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2013-12-31 12:22:29

Completely Synthetic Replikins Vaccine H1N1Pan3(TM) Is Available Now LONDON, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bioradar UK Ltd. announced today that analysis of 35,529 sequences in two H1N1 Replikins genes, from 1918 to 2013, indicates that the risk of a third H1N1 (Swine Flu) pandemic has increased. The second H1N1 Pandemic of 2009 was predicted and published by Replikins Ltd. one year in advance, in 2008, by the same Replikins gene FluForecast(®) analysis. The current...

2013-11-12 10:40:36

Competing interests should be declared -- and reported -- to maintain credibility of public health, say researchers Academics with links to the pharmaceutical industry were more likely to talk up the risks of the 2009-10 swine flu pandemic in the media and promote the use of drugs than those without these ties, finds research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. During the 2009-2010 swine flu pandemic, the UK spent an estimated £1 billion on...

Swine Flu Spreading Through Contact With Infected Animals At Fairs
2012-08-09 09:27:09

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have warned that anyone attending state fairs this year should use caution when visiting pig enclosures due to a new strain of swine flu that is passing from mammals to humans. Initial reports stated that 29 cases of the new strain had affected people since the beginning of the year. But in the past week more than 30 cases have been reported in Ohio alone, all from...

2009 Swine Flu Pandemic Death Toll Much Worse Than Originally Believed
2012-06-26 12:02:29

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com Shortly after the 2009 H1N1 “swine flu” pandemic, health experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) had reported that roughly 18,500 people died from the virus, a finding that is being called into question as researchers now believe the death toll reached more than quarter of a million people, 15 times more than the original estimate. Publishing their findings in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, an international group of...

2012-05-14 05:07:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Changing medicine in the Lab! Scientists are looking at ways to help identify the severity of virus infections by looking at the way the cells change within that virus. This could bring much needed answers to diseases like influenza and Asthma in young children. Researchers at the University of Leeds with the help of the Health Protection Agency Porton, investigated changes in lung cells infected with swine flu from the 2009 outbreak compared with seasonal flu....

2012-01-31 09:52:39

Researchers at the University of Southampton, University of Oxford and Retroscreeen Virology Ltd have discovered a series of peptides, found on the internal structures of influenza viruses that could lead to the development of a universal vaccine for influenza, one that gives people immunity against all strains of the disease, including seasonal, avian, and swine flu. Influenza, an acute viral infection, affects hundreds of thousands of people a year and puts an enormous strain on...

2011-11-15 06:56:25

Adds to evidence for safety of 2009-10 swine flu vaccination New technology now makes it possible to collect 'near real-time' data about whether people are having any side effects from vaccination. By studying people who received the 2009-10 swine flu vaccination in Scotland, researchers showed that this rapid reporting can add another layer of safety to future vaccination campaigns. In addition, the data collected revealed no significant safety issues in patients exposed to the vaccine....

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2011-08-22 20:39:39

A new study says that swine flu infections could trigger a rare sleeping disorder. The new study claims that rates of narcolepsy peak five to seven months after the highest levels of H1N1 infections and colds. The new research goes against some concerns that Pandemrix caused sleeping disorders in children in Finland. Researchers from Stanford medicine school in California said their study suggests that restrictions on the vaccine could actually lead to higher rates of infection....

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2011-08-15 09:24:31

TAU researchers work to determine how H1N1 becomes pandemic The last century has seen two major pandemics caused by the H1N1 virus "” the Spanish Flu in 1918 and 2009's Swine Flu scare, which had thousands travelling with surgical masks and clamoring for vaccination. But scientists did not know what distinguished the Swine Flu from ordinary influenza in pigs or seasonal outbreaks in humans, giving it the power to travel extensively and infect large populations. Until now. Prof. Nir...


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