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Intercell Supports the Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination Recommendations of CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

... availability of IXIARO(R) vaccine for Japanese encephalitis - IXIARO now available in the U.S. for ... and include IXIARO, a new Japanese encephalitis (JE) vaccine for travelers to countries in Asia ... significant changes to their previous Japanese encephalitis recommendations, last updated in 1993, noting ...

Man Dies of Brain Inflammation Caused by Deer Tick Virus

... England Journal of Medicine . "Deer tick virus encephalitis [inflammation of the brain] is rare, but ... related to Powassan virus, which can also cause encephalitis and is also transmitted by way of the deer tick, ... a group that includes West Nile virus, St. Louis encephalitis virus, dengue and yellow fever viruses, all of ...

Intercell Executes Multi-Year Contract for Supply of IXIARO(R) to the United States Military

... to supply IXIARO, a vaccine against Japanese encephalitis (JE). The first sales of IXIARO under this ... rate that can exceed 30 percent, Japanese encephalitis is a clear danger to the thousands of military ... private market in the U.S. About Japanese encephalitis ...

Intercell Announces FDA Approval of IXIARO(R), a Vaccine Against Japanese Encephalitis

... marketed product, a new vaccine against Japanese encephalitis for adult travelers and military personnel - ... vaccine, IXIARO, for the prevention of Japanese encephalitis (JE), which now builds the basis for the future ... developed the initial vaccine against Japanese encephalitis (JE) and are responsible for much of our ...

Geneticists at the American Museum of Natural History trace the evolution of St. Louis encephalitis

... Now, a new analysis of the genome of St. Louis encephalitis completed at the Sackler Institute for ... strains happened about 116 years ago. St. Louis encephalitis is a perfect storm between infected bird hosts ... North American version of West Nile. St. Louis encephalitis is currently found throughout the United States, ...

Study suggests antibiotic may prevent dreaded brain fever

... may prevent children from death due to Japanese encephalitis (JE), or commonly known as brain fever. Japanese encephalitis virus is the causative agent for JE. Although ... and viral replication following Japanese encephalitis will be published in the future issue of Journal ...

Monsoon Season will Bring Japanese Encephalitis

... to increase. "These mosquitoes may carry the virus that causes Japanese encephalitis (JE), which kills 10-15,000 people each year," warned Fran Lessans, CEO of ... and it is already available at some Passport Health offices. Japanese encephalitis is a serious infection which occurs in certain rural parts of Asia and ...

Course of West Nile Infection Charted

... range of symptoms, from mild, flu-like aches and pains to life-threatening encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). These researchers, in effect, had the ... body. According to Venter, two patients with West Nile Virus-related encephalitis had shown improvement when treated with interferon alpha. "Our study ...

Vaccine patent portfolio licensed from UK Ministry of Defence

... bioterrorism or endemic disease. These highly infectious, mosquito-borne encephalitis viruses pose a serious risk to people and livestock for which no vaccine ... to vaccine development and compelling animal efficacy data for viral encephalitis made this license attractive" commented Dr. Jeffrey D. Turner, President ...

Researchers Find Genes That Influence West Nile Virus

... which include dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, tick-borne encephalitis and others. "They're interested in identifying the genetic factors that ... range of symptoms, from mild, flu-like aches and pains to life-threatening encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). But the virus has a mere 10 proteins, ...

Japanese encephalitis virus causes 'double trouble' to brain

... Japanese encephalitis (JE), commonly known as brain fever, is one of the prevalent mosquito-borne encephalitis in India and entire South East (SE) Asia. Besides resulting in thousand ...

Swine Flu Could Eventually Affect 40% of Americans: CDC

... of them also had seizures, but all recovered and had no lasting neurological effects after leaving the hospital. "This is a reminder that seizure, encephalitis and other neurologic complications can occur in the setting of influenza," she said. Although less severe in summer, the H1N1 swine flu continues ...

Herb May Offer Hope for Autoimmune Diseases

... multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, eczema and psoriasis. In the study, researchers gave halofuginone to mice with experimental autoimmune encephalitis (EAE), an artificially induced immune disease that resembles multiple sclerosis in humans. They found that low-doses of halofuginone inhibited the ...

Intercell to Webcast Research & Development Day on Thursday, June 4, 2009

... novel vaccines for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases with substantial unmet medical needs. Intercell's vaccine to prevent Japanese encephalitis is the Company's first product on the market. The Company's technology platforms include an antigen-discovery system, adjuvants and a novel ...

PA's First West Nile Positive Sample of 2009 Discovered in York County

... virus, a small percentage of those exposed will experience a fever, rash, headache, meningitis (inflammation of the tissue surrounding the brain), encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or even death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Everyone is at risk, but older adults ...

Pennsylvania State Department of Health and Allegheny County Health Department Confirm Four Cases of Measles in Southwest Region

... and secretions can remain contagious on surfaces for up to two hours. Complications from measles can include ear infection, diarrhea and pneumonia, encephalitis (an inflammation of the brain), and even death. Measles can also cause miscarriages or premature delivery in pregnant women. The Measles Mumps ...

Drug blocks two of world's deadliest emerging viruses

... Virus (HeV) and Nipah Virus (NiV) -- emerged during the 1990s in Australia and Southeast Asia. Harbored by fruit bats, they cause potentially fatal encephalitis and respiratory disease in humans, with a devastating 75 percent fatality rate. More recently, NiV outbreaks in Bangladesh involving human-to-human ...

Drug blocks 2 of world's deadliest emerging viruses

... Virus (HeV) and Nipah Virus (NiV) -- emerged during the 1990s in Australia and Southeast Asia. Harbored by fruit bats, they cause potentially fatal encephalitis and respiratory disease in humans, with a devastating 75 percent fatality rate. More recently, NiV outbreaks in Bangladesh involving human-to-human ...

NASA scientists provide update on existing remote sensing technology programs and new projects

... Malaria Early Warning System (MEWS)/Famine Early Warning System (FEWS) - Molly Brown, NASA, Greenbelt, MD Integration of Remote Sensing into encephalitis Virus Intervention Decision Support Systems - William Reisen, University of California, Davis ...

Houston Mother Who Nearly Lost Her Daughter to Influenza Joins American Lung Association's Faces of Influenza Campaign to Promote Annual Vaccination

... national educational campaign, to the Houston area. Maxwell's 8-year-old daughter Dez'Arae contracted influenza in March 2007, and was diagnosed with encephalitis as a result of the disease. "I never knew how serious influenza was until Dez'Arae got it," said Maxwell. "My baby and I get our flu shot ...

Sanofi-aventis Q3 2008 Adjusted EPS Excluding Selected Items(1):

... years of age and older compared with the standard influenza vaccine. As regards Acambis plc, three vaccines (against dengue fever virus, Japanese encephalitis virus and West Nile virus) were already being developed in collaboration with the company. A phase III study of the dengue fever virus is due to ...

Measles Cases Highest Since 1996

... decisions." Before the measles vaccine became available in the mid-1960s, the disease caused an estimated 450 deaths and 4,000 cases of measles encephalitis annually, some 1,000 of which resulted in chronic disability. In the decade before the vaccination was introduced, an estimated 3 million to 4 ...

Season for West Nile Virus/EEE Reportings Begin; Mosquito Vacuum Helps Reduce Backyard Mosquito Population

... States, the Center for Disease Control recorded over 3,500 human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) in 2007, resulting in 109 deaths. Eastern Equine encephalitis (EEE) and Dog Heartworm -- both spread by mosquitoes -- also pose a significant and continued threat this coming year. The combination of carbon ...

French Agency Receives 10 Million Dollar Grant From the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Support the Establishment of National Vaccine Advisory Committees in Africa and Asia

... in Seoul, IVI conducts research in Asia, Africa and Latin America on vaccines against diarrheal infections, bacterial meningitis, pneumonia, Japanese encephalitis and dengue fever. For more information, please visit http://www.ivi.int . For more information, please contact Agence de Medecine ...

Public Health Experts Provide Update on Current Infectious Diseases Threats

... worldwide. These diseases, such as yellow fever, dengue fever, encephalitis, Chagas disease and leishmaniasis may cause conditions ranging from encephalitis to congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, blindness and hemorrhagic fevers. Scientists are studying the effects of global warming and the ...

Remember West Nile Virus Safety This Fourth of July

... reported human case in California this year. West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne disease that can result in debilitating cases of meningitis and encephalitis and death to humans, horses, avian species and other wildlife. In 2007, West Nile Virus resulted in 16 deaths in California and sickened more than ...

Saddle Up! Getting a Jump on Proper Horse Care

... Current: Be sure your horse receives all necessary immunizations, including West Nile virus, rhino/flu vaccine, tetanus, western and eastern encephalitis and influenza. Other vaccines, such as strangles and Potomac horse fever, should be given to horses at risk. Put the Best Hoof Forward: Horses' ...

PA's First West-Nile-Positive Mosquito of 2008 Season Discovered in Luzerne County

... get sick, a small percentage of those bitten will experience a fever, rash, headache, meningitis (inflammation of the tissue surrounding the brain), encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or even death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Everyone is at risk, but older adults and ...

Sinovac Provides Support to China's Ministry of Health to Aid Earthquake Victims

... hepatitis A and B), Anflu(R) (influenza) and Panflu(TM) (H5N1). Sinovac is currently developing Universal Pandemic Influenza vaccine and Japanese encephalitis vaccine. Additional information about Sinovac is available on its website, http://www.sinovac.com . To be added to our distribution list, please ...

State Legislature Declares April 21 to 25, 2008 West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week

... and Vector Control Awareness Week in California. West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne disease that can result in debilitating cases of meningitis and encephalitis and death to humans, horses, avian species and other wildlife. "It is important for individuals to be aware of personal safety precautions to ...

Sinovac to Present at the Brean Murray, Carret & Co. Fourth Investor Tour of China

... hepatitis A and B) and Anflu(TM) (influenza). Sinovac is currently developing human vaccines against the H5N1 strain of pandemic influenza, Japanese encephalitis and SARS. Additional information about Sinovac is available on its website, http://www.sinovac.com . To be added to our distribution list, ...

Sanofi-aventis Announces 2007 Earnings Ahead of Guidance Sharp Rise in Proposed Dividend

... of other collaboration agreements have been signed in the field of vaccines, including those with Acambis (to develop vaccines against Japanese encephalitis and West Nile virus), with SSI (to develop a new tuberculosis vaccine) and with Crucell (in monoclonal rabies antibodies), plus an alliance with the ...

New Genetic Technology IDs Virus That Killed Transplant Recipients

... technology could be used to help solve an ongoing mystery that's being tackled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Unexplained encephalitis Project, according to an accompanying editorial by Dr. Richard J. Whitley of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. About 40 percent of ...

Sanofi Pasteur Enters Agreement With Crucell for Next-Generation Biologicals Against Rabies

... the execution of the agreement and would be eligible for milestone payments of up to EUR 66.5 million. About rabies: Rabies is an acute viral encephalitis transmitted from animal to animal or from animal to human by exposure to saliva. Virus in saliva attaches to peripheral nerve endings and progresses ...

Northwestern exposing most deadly infectious diseases in 3-D

... Anderson's gallery will be filled with the not-so-pretty genetic portraits of proteins from the plague, cholera, rabies, West Nile virus, viral encephalitis and Ebola, just to name a few. He'll also be looking at newly emerging diseases and drug resistant infections. His team -- which includes researchers ...

Jefferson immunology researchers halt lethal rabies infection in brain

... the barrier even more would enable more immune cells to reach CNS tissue and fight the virus. They subsequently gave animals experimental autoimmune encephalitis (EAE), which causes an inflammatory response and the barrier to open. As a result, a higher percentage of animals survived the infection. ...

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Spreading Its Tentacles in Massachusetts

... Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is spreading fast in Massachusetts, ... Phillips, whose doctor confirmed she contracted encephalitis from a mosquito. "I know mosquito spraying isn't ... been other cases of EEE, one of several types of encephalitis carried by mosquitoes, in Massachusetts. It has ...

Uttar Pradesh Struggles to Contain Japanese Encephalitis

... fight against a deadly viral infection, Japanese encephalitis , that has killed at least 30 children in the ... and high fever. The symptoms of Japanese encephalitis virus are seemingly mild, but the disease can ... heart in newborn babies. India's worst encephalitis outbreak in 2005 claimed over 1500 lives. ...

Chinese Delegation Meets Health Minister Regarding Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine Supply

... from Japanese Encephalitis. Japanese encephalitis is a life threatening disease to children in ... of CNBG, developed a live attenuated Japanese encephalitis vaccine SA14-14-2 (hereinafter referred as JE ... of children against the life threatening Japanese encephalitis in those countries. In February 2006, JE ...
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