2 hrs ago
Universal Flu Vaccine Research Bearing Fruit; Forget The Yearly Shot
By creating a completely artificial flu-like structure, researchers are on their way to reducing yearly flu shots to just once in a lifetime.
6 hrs ago
Centers for Disease Control and Preve...
Active Surveillance for Influenza A Virus among Swine, Midwestern United States, 2009 - "2011
Veterinary diagnostic laboratories identify and characterize influenza A viruses primarily through passive surveillance.
9 hrs ago
Step Toward Universal Flu Vaccine Shows Promise In Animal Tests
A new approach for creating immunity against the flu virus that produces a stronger immune reaction and protects against more strains than the current vaccines, has shown promising results in animal tests.
13 hrs ago
GSK flu shot may raise adult narcolepsy risk -Finnish ...
GlaxoSmithKline Plc's H1N1 pandemic flu shot may put adults at higher risk of developing narcolepsy, not only children as previous studies found, Finland's National Institute for Health and Welfare said on Thursday.
14 hrs ago
Mysterious respiratory illness sickens 7 in Alabama; 2 dead
Alabama state health officials are trying to figure out what mystery illness has caused two people to die and five others to become ill.
18 hrs ago
Well: Aging: Fewer Elderly Deaths in Flu Pandemics
Age has its privileges, and a new study suggests that one of them may be immunity to some flu pandemics.
Wed May 22, 2013
Novel approach for influenza vaccination shows promise in early animal testing
The vaccine concept, which was developed by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases , represents an important step forward in the quest to develop a universal influenza vaccine -- one that would protect against most or all influenza strains without the need for an annual vaccination.
H1N1, AH3 Viruses Found In Mysterious Cases Involving Death and Sickness
A health report shows one of the two people who died recently due to respiratory illness suffered from the H1N1 virus.
One of the deaths in unknown respiratory illness outbreak linked to H1N1 flu virus; number of infected rises
One of the deaths in the recent outbreak of an unknown respiratory illness could be associated with the H1N1 flu virus.
Swine flu pandemic of 2009 more deadly for younger adults, UCI study finds
As the world prepares for what may be the next pandemic strain of influenza virus, in the H7N9 bird flu, a new UC Irvine study reveals that the 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic was deadliest for people under the age of 65, while those 65 and over had greater immunity due to previous exposure to similar viruses.
'Universal' flu vaccine effective in animals
Eight spikes made of viral protein in this synthetic nanoparticle cause the immune system to produce antibodies for a broader spectrum of flu strains than do the common seasonal shots.
Tue May 21, 2013
'Shocking incompetence': UK health officials threw away A 74m of bird flu 'wonder-drug'
UK's Department of Health threw away A 74m worth of Tamiflu, the antiviral drug, before its expiry date, due to unsafe storage procedures.
Taiwan expects to host World Medical Association meet in 2016
Geneva, May 20 Taiwan is expected to host a World Medical Association conference in 2016 for the first time, Taiwan's top health official said Monday.
Flu drug bill 'shocking waste'
The government spent A 424m stockpiling a drug to treat flu despite there being question marks over the effectiveness of the medicine called Tamiflu, a public spending watchdog has found.
Impact of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) in a...
High rates of bacterial coinfection in autopsy data from the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic suggest synergies between flu and pneumococcal disease during pandemic conditions, and highlight the importance of interventions like the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine that may mitigate the impact of a pandemic.
Mon May 20, 2013
Germ-fighting vaccine system makes great strides in delivery
A novel vaccine study from South Dakota State University will headline the groundbreaking research that will be unveiled at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists' National Biotechnology Conference .
Sun May 19, 2013
Wisconsin bill would eliminate workplace flu-shot requirement
Wisconsin employers, including hospitals, nursing homes and other health care agencies, could no longer require workers to get flu shots under a bill pending in the Legislature.
Purpose The Pirbright Institute carries out research on a number of important viral diseases of swine such as those inducing classical swine fever, foot-and-mouth disease, African swine fever and influenza.The Porcine immunologist post is aimed at strengthening fundamental research capability in the field of pig immunology and analysis of immune ... (more)
Sat May 18, 2013
Swine Flu Found in Elephant Seals
The H1N1 virus strain that caused a 2009 swine flu outbreak in humans was detected in northern elephant seals off the coast of central California.