Navigation Links
Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention

Treatment with the oral antiviral Tamiflu (oseltamivir) and prophylaxis for people exposed to infected patients could be one of the most cost-effective strategies for reducing illness and death during an influenza pandemic. According to modelling research presented by Beate Sander, University of Toronto, Canada, a stockpile of Tamiflu sufficient to cover 65% of a country’s population could cut deaths by approximately half. This study was announced at the leading influenza conference, Options for the Control of Influenza VI, in Toronto.1

The reality is that country stockpiles of Tamiflu are limited and are targeted at treatment only rather than treatment and prevention.2 However, some governments are now planning for sufficient antiviral stockpiles that will allow them to provide Tamiflu preventatively to close contacts of infected individuals.

The disease modelling research analysed for the first time the cost-effectiveness of strategies to reduce the spread of pandemic influenza using Tamiflu prophylactically. It was predicted that this preventative approach is likely to be more cost-effective than treating symptomatic patients alone and may be an effective and cost-saving measure for reducing the impact of pandemic influenza.1 This research is supported by an earlier analysis that indicates that a prevention strategy using Tamiflu may help contain a pandemic outbreak.3

The study also predicts that if the stockpile is increased so that there is an unlimited supply of Tamiflu for treating symptomatic patients and for preventing infection in people exposed to these patients (household contacts and school/work contacts), illness attack rates and deaths could potentially be reduced by more than half when compared to no intervention. This equates to a cost saving of $70,000 per 1,000 population which would save $21 billion in the US alone versus no intervention. Adding other strategies such as school closures further reduces the attack an
'"/>

Source:Ketchum


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Experts discuss use of human stem cells in ape and monkey brains
2. End of deforestation in view? Experts advance new way to size up global forest resources
3. Study identifies predictors of HIV drug resistance in patients beginning triple therapy
4. Biomarkers isolated from saliva successfully predict oral and breast cancer
5. Multiple-drug resistant gene expression pattern predicts treatment outcome for pediatric leukemia
6. Ocean climate predicts elk population in Canadian Rockies
7. Understanding biases in epidemic models important when making public health predictions
8. Identification of specific genes predicts which patients will respond to Hepatitis C treatment
9. UNC computer, marine scientists collaborate to predict flow of toxic waters from Katrina
10. Rensselaer researchers develop approach that predicts protein separation behavior
11. Researchers predict infinite genomes
Post Your Comments:
(Date:12/19/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ( ... "iPhone 5S Fingerprint Sensor - Apple/AuthenTec TMDR92 ... their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... in July 2012, Apple introduced the fingerprint reading ... the only device of Apple incorporating such a ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 15, 2014 The Defense Logistics Agency ... to detect and prevent counterfeit microcircuits from entering ... agency started performing an in-house microcircuit anti-counterfeit initiative ... authenticity of purchased microcircuits while increasing their reliability ... measures will be conducted at DLA,s Electronics Product ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 12, 2014 Research and Markets ... the "Global Facial Recognition Market 2015-2019" ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Facial recognition is ... Facial recognition system measures the overall facial feature ... mouth, and the distance between eyes. Facial recognition ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):iPhone 5S Fingerprint Sensor - Apple/AuthenTec TMDR92 & Sapphire - Technology Report 2Defense Logistics Agency Launches DNA Marking Capability to Strengthen Microcircuit Supply Chain 2Defense Logistics Agency Launches DNA Marking Capability to Strengthen Microcircuit Supply Chain 3Global Facial Recognition Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, Cognitec Systems, NEC and Safran Group 2Global Facial Recognition Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, Cognitec Systems, NEC and Safran Group 3
... platform, complete with biometric enrollment, authentication, data ... formatting, and background check connectivity, BEDFORD, ... (Nasdaq: AWRE ), a global provider of biometrics ... with Sun identity management solutions. The integration of,BioSP with ...
... Natural selection . . . By examining ... Oak Ridge National Laboratory hope to develop a strategy ... a process known as association mapping, scientists will attempt ... growing in natural populations with the goal being to ...
... research team in Antarctica led by David Marchant, ... University, has reported the discovery of exceptionally well-preserved ... as diatoms, small fresh water crustaceans, and insects ... the southernmost region of the continent before a ...
Cached Biology News:Sun Microsystems and Aware, Inc. Announce Integration of Aware's BioSP with Sun Identity Management Solutions 2Sun Microsystems and Aware, Inc. Announce Integration of Aware's BioSP with Sun Identity Management Solutions 3Sun Microsystems and Aware, Inc. Announce Integration of Aware's BioSP with Sun Identity Management Solutions 4Sun Microsystems and Aware, Inc. Announce Integration of Aware's BioSP with Sun Identity Management Solutions 5Story tips from the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 2008 2Story tips from the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 2008 3Rare Antarctic fossils reveal extinction of tundra before full polar climate arrived 2Rare Antarctic fossils reveal extinction of tundra before full polar climate arrived 3
(Date:12/24/2014)... Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 23, 2014 ... presentation, Dr. James L. Sherley, director of the Adult ... attention on an often overlooked and under appreciated unique ... “Asymmetric Self-Renewal by Distributed Stem Cells: Misunderstood in the ... his message to congress participants. He gave the ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Island, New York (PRWEB) December 23, 2014 ... and the Long Island Affiliate of ITRA Global, the national ... slow but steady recovery. This is evidenced by the ... the strong stock market. Low energy costs have held ... The only negative is the housing market remaining soft. ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... The report expects global cell isolation and expansion market ... a carefully analyzed data about the vital drivers, restraints, ... Full Copy of Report @ http://bit.ly/1yUxy0T , ... expansion will keep witnessing growth at an impressive CAGR ... driven by rapid technological advancements, government funding and investments, ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014 Vermillion, Inc. ... on gynecologic disease, announced today that investors including ... Birchview Fund LLC and several Vermillion directors have ... shares of Vermillion,s common stock and warrants to ... a private placement.  Under the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC’s Director Sherley's Address on What’s Holding Back Regenerative Medicine Featured on Omics Group Website 2Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC’s Director Sherley's Address on What’s Holding Back Regenerative Medicine Featured on Omics Group Website 3Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC’s Director Sherley's Address on What’s Holding Back Regenerative Medicine Featured on Omics Group Website 4ITRA Global Reports Long Island Is Out of Sync With The National Office Market 2ITRA Global Reports Long Island Is Out of Sync With The National Office Market 3The Cell Expansion Market is Expected to Reach $14.8 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2The Cell Expansion Market is Expected to Reach $14.8 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 2Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 3Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 4Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 5
... up in the scandals of WorldCom, ENRON, and TYCO were heartless ... The people on this video make them look like saints. Why? ... trying to make a living to support their families. , ,Think ... last couple of years that have not been able to find ...
... is Part III of a four-part series on eDiscovery written ... Friedrich. , , As information that a ... the risk of loss of that information or control over ... ever expanding information organizational needs, the ability to access information ...
... Speaker's Task Force on Information Technology Failures will take ... during its first informational hearing. , ,The hearing, which will ... will be held at 9:30 a.m. in room 411 South ... to be reviewed include the State Unemployment Insurance Tax Enterprise ...
Cached Biology Technology:A disgusting video: U.S. companies sell out Americans 2A disgusting video: U.S. companies sell out Americans 3A disgusting video: U.S. companies sell out Americans 4Document retention policy can get your arms around eDiscovery 2Document retention policy can get your arms around eDiscovery 3Document retention policy can get your arms around eDiscovery 4
LIVE/DEAD® Cell-Mediated Cytotoxicity Kit *for animal cells* *2000 assays*...
... The SlowFade Light Antifade Kit is an ... seen with fluorescent dyes. This formulation of ... AMCA and Cascade Blue fluorophores that is ... This kit is available with the blue-fluorescent ...
Human Xg Affinity Purified Polyclonal Ab Keywords: Xg glycoprotein, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia Protein Family: ...
in vitro Translation, Accessory Products...
Biology Products: