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The drug, Laninamivir octanoate, is undergoing development to treat influenza A and B infections.
The within-host evolution of influenza is a vital component of its epidemiology.
A flu virus acts like a Trojan horse as it attacks and infects host cells. Scientists at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine have acquired a clearer view of the well-hidden mechanism involved.
Gold Coast Health director of infectious diseases Dr John Gerrard says steadily rising numbers of flu cases in the past month are putting a strian on emergency departments at the region's hospitals.
Following the 2009 swine flu pandemic, roughly one out of 15,000 children in Europe who received the H1N1 vaccine called Pandemrix developed narcolepsy, a disorder that causes irresistible sleepiness.
Funding the influenza vaccine for older people is worth the cost, despite its lower effectiveness in that demographic, Auckland University Immunisation Advisory Centre director Dr Nikki Turner says.
Health experts tell KRMG it's impossible to know or predict how bad the next flu season will be, but they do know that the best way to avoid getting sick is to get a flu shot.
Previously, we showed that phenyl analogs of alpha-galactosylceramide displayed greater NKT stimulation than alpha-GalCer."
Each manufacturer has agreed to supply no less than 300,000 doses. If required by the government, Sinovac may deliver additional vaccines.
Doctors say the time has come to start thinking about the next flu season. Traditionally, the push for flu vaccines comes in late-September, but after 63 flu-related deaths in the last flu season, vaccines are already being shipped to doctors and pharmacies.
BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd, developer of a universal flu vaccine, has announced successful completion of studies in mice that validated the effectiveness of the company's vaccine against an additional group of avian flu strains, the H7 class.
Baxter International has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its two commercially marketed vaccines and related production facilities to Pfizer Inc. for a total cash consideration of $635 million, subject to certain adjustments.
Cell Host & Microbe , Vol. 16, No. 1. , pp. 105-114, doi:10.1016/j.chom.2014.05.013 B cells produce a diverse antibody repertoire by undergoing gene rearrangements.
Mart in Greenville is among the locations we saw currently offering the vaccination, but is it too early to get your shot? Health care professionals in our area say as long as you have had your influenza vaccine within the last year you should be protected against any current strands of flu that are on the rise.
'It would seem obvious that, as a community, we should take on this scourge with all guns blazing,' says Brian Rudman.
It records 271 deaths - more than half from influenza. Staff Sergeant-Major Bertram Boock of the NZ Medical Corps was the camp's quartermaster.
Updated: Fri Aug 01, 2014 04:31 am
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