ATS 2009: Second Wave of H1N1 Flu Feared in the Fall

ATS 2009: Second Wave of H1N1 Flu Feared in the Fall http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/703113 by Kristina Rebelo May 20, 2009 (San Diego, California) — In a special panel session here at ATS 2009: the American Thoracic Society International Conference, experts and public-health officials discussed the current situation and ways hospitals can prepare for a potential second wave […]

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Summary of oral evidence:Dr John Wood and Dr James Robertson,National Institute for Biological Standards and Control(NIBSC)

    http://royalsociety.org/downloaddoc.asp?id=3521   27 April 2006 Dr John Wood and Dr James Robertson are Principal Scientists in the Division of Virology at NIBSC. Dr Wood and Dr Robertson lead the NIBSC’s influenza group and their responsibilities include the control and standardisation of influenza vaccines. On behalf of the World Health Organisation (WHO) the NIBSC […]

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GPO wins flu jab approval

GPO wins flu jab approval WHO signs vaccine pact to prepare for pandemic http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/17027/gpo-wins-flu-jab-approval By: POST REPORTERS Published: 21/05/2009 at 12:00 AM Newspaper section: NewsThe World Health Organisation has given Thailand the green light to use an advanced vaccine production technology to make flu vaccines for domestic and global use in the event of a […]

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Child vaccination rates hit record levels

Child vaccination rates hit record levels Fri Sep 5, 2008 2:07am EDT http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSCOL47185220080905 By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. toddlers got the recommended vaccinations against childhood diseases at record levels in 2007, federal health officials said on Thursday, as they urged parents to continue to trust vaccine safety. The Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Flu shot not effective in preventing hospitalizations in asthmatic children

Flu shot not effective in preventing hospitalizations in asthmatic children ** Note: There is strong circumstantial evidence showing vaccines can cause asthma. http://www.labspaces.net/97649/Flu_shot_not_effective_in_preventing_hospitalizations_in_asthmatic_children Wednesday, May 20, 2009 The inactivated flu vaccine does not appear to be effective in preventing influenza-related hospitalizations in children, especially the ones with asthma. In fact, children who get the flu […]

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Flu Vaccine Given In Microneedle Skin Patches Proves Effective In Mice

Flu Vaccine Given In Microneedle Skin Patches Proves Effective In Mice http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090427193232.htm ScienceDaily (May 3, 2009) — Flu vaccine delivered through skin patches containing microneedles has proven just as effective at preventing influenza in mice as intramuscular, hypodermic flu immunization. A team of researchers at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology believes the […]

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Russia Works to Develop Vaccine

Russia Works to Develop Vaccine http://www.moscowtopnews.com/?area=postView&id=1093 The Flu Research Institute in St. Petersburg began to recruit volunteers to be artificially infected with the swine flu virus which is currently raging in Mexico and the USA. Doctors will select six test groups of 20 people. Each volunteer will receive a benefit of 5,000 rubles ($150). “The […]

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Faster Flu Vaccine – Researchers Apply DNA Biology to Vaccination Technique

Faster Flu Vaccine Researchers Apply DNA Biology to Vaccination Technique http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/2006/0204-faster_flu_vaccine.htm February 1, 2006 — Spraying viral genes directly through the skin is a new technique that turns infinitesimal amounts of DNA into an effective vaccine. If approved for use in humans, the new procedure could save lives in case of a flu pandemic, by […]

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Scientists Learn Why The Flu May Turn Deadly: Influenza Virus ‘Paralyzes’ The Immune System

Scientists Learn Why The Flu May Turn Deadly: Influenza Virus ‘Paralyzes’ The Immune System http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/05/090504141843.htm ScienceDaily (May 5, 2009) — As the swine flu continues its global spread, researchers from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have discovered important clues about why influenza is more severe in some people than it is in others. In their […]

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Swine flu: Baxter to make vaccine for British government

Swine flu: Baxter to make vaccine for British government Deerfield-based drugmaker also says 2 patient deaths not related to heparin blood thinner By Bruce Japsen | Tribune reporter May 16, 2009 http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-sat-baxter-flu-heparin-may16,0,144102.story Baxter International Inc. on Friday reported that it will make a swine flu vaccine for the British government and said the quality of […]

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New panel will study recation(sic) to vaccines

New panel will study recation to vaccines 16 May 2009, 0151 hrs IST, Madhavi Rajadhyaksha, TNN http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Mumbai/New-panel-will-study-recation-to-vaccines/articleshow/4536828.cms MUMBAI: A one-month-old boy born to Mulund slumdweller Shivani Gaikwad died in February, a day after he was administered his first shot of routine immunisation for DPT (diptheria, pertussis and tetanus) and Hepatitis B at a local health […]

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