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Red Cross Poll Shows Parents Still Lack H1N1 Information From Schools

... than a third of parents (39%) have received no flu information from their children's school or ... "With children going back to school and another flu season on the horizon, parents should talk with ... the school is taking to plan for a potential flu outbreak," said Suzy DeFrancis, Chief Public ...

Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS) Chile Flu Vaccine Tender

... opportunity related to Mellow Hope's MedVac flu vaccine products. The company intends to ... tendering between 2,000,000 to 5,000,000 doses of flu vaccine, for the Chilean market. Mr. Eric Yuan, ... Hope's usual tender is in the 250,000 doses of flu vaccine range such as our recent announcement ...

School Closures May Not Be Necessary When Swine Flu Strikes

... spring during the emergence of the H1N1 swine flu needn't be repeated this fall, according to new ... will help schools prepare and respond to the H1N1 flu as kids get ready for school in the upcoming ... decisions about how to decrease exposure to the flu while limiting the disruption of day-to-day ...

Rapid Swine Flu Test Misses Many Infections

... The tests do a better job detecting seasonal flu than H1N1 flu, the U.S. Centers for Disease ... reported. Sensitivity for the H1N1 swine flu was just 40 to 69 percent. "These are rapid ... sometimes provide misleading results." A quick flu test is just one diagnostic tool, Shaw said. "You ...

100+ Nurses to Rally in SF Wed. to Demand Stronger Swine Flu Safety Protections: California Hospitals Remain Unprepared Despite First Nurse Death

... whistle on unsafe patient care involving swine flu at their facility, as well as wider problems that ... 100+ nurses in scrubs and masks protest swine flu dangers WHEN: Wednesday, August 5, 12:30 ... follows the first death of a nurse due to swine flu last week, a 51-year-old marathon runner in ...

Consumer Reports Swine Flu Survival Kit Prepares Consumers for Potentially Tough Flu Season This Fall

... as well as for the annual scourge of seasonal flu and colds, a new report from Consumer Reports ... prepare for, prevent, and treat cold and flu symptoms safely and effectively, including ... for what to pack in an emergency kit for a flu outbreak. The report is available in the ...

Surgical Masks Help Ward Off Flu, Maybe

... can help keep transmission rates for the seasonal flu down, at least among members of the same ... effective for preventing symptoms of the seasonal flu in healthy adults. Hundreds of thousands of ... the seasonal flu. And the recently arrived swine flu circling the globe has made the task of finding ...

K-State Researcher, Collaborators Study Virulence of Pandemic H1N1 Virus; Work at K-State Would Protect Pig Industry If the Virus Jumps to Swine Populations

... critical now that an agent causing a pandemic flu in humans most likely originated in animal ... H1N1 viruses are more virulent than seasonal H1N1 flu viruses. "With different isolates, there ... is sensitive to Tamiflu. "Some pandemic flu isolates from humans have now shown resistance to ...

BCBSGA Announces Decision to Cover H1N1 Vaccine Administration

... BCBSGA will also continue coverage of seasonal flu vaccine administration for those whose health ... vaccine is not intended to replace the seasonal flu vaccine. Seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccines may be administered on the same ...

Play it Straight with Swine Flu, AA Travel Insurance Advises

... be refusing travellers with symptoms similar to flu to board planes, travel insurers are treating swine flu as they would with any other medical condition. ... whether they are covered if they contract swine flu while they are away, the insurer has revealed. ...

Swine Flu Advice from Confused.com

... August 1, 2009 -- As the severity of swine flu evolves and symptoms become more widespread, the ... insurance policies are purchased whilst swine flu continues to be a risk to the public. These ... a doctor's note confirming the diagnosis of swine flu from a practising medical practitioner. The ...

WellPoint Announces Decision to Cover H1N1 Vaccine Administration

... WellPoint will also continue coverage of seasonal flu vaccine administration for those whose health ... vaccine is not intended to replace the seasonal flu vaccine. Seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccines may be administered on the same ...

Flu Shot May Be Less Effective in Those With Lupus

... immune system goes on alert against the seasonal flu virus after vaccination in two ways. First, it generates antibodies specifically reacting to the flu virus, and secondly, it primes certain immune T-cells to respond to the flu bug. Prior work had already shown that the ...

Allergists Urge Asthmatics to Get Swine and Seasonal Flu Shots Following CDC Vaccine Advisory Committee Recommendations

... are urging asthma patients to get a swine (H1N1) flu shot in addition to a seasonal flu shot this fall to protect themselves against both ... of the high-priority groups to receive the H1N1 flu vaccine. Arlington ...

Immune responses to flu vaccine are diminished in lupus patients

... is recommended that patients with SLE get annual flu shots, which are safe and do not increase disease ... SLE and 54 healthy controls who received subunit flu vaccine, out of a total of 78 patients in each group. Patients were randomized 2:1 to receive a flu vaccine or serve as a nonvaccinated control. ...

Pregnant Women, Health-Care Workers Top Swine Flu Vaccine Candidates

... CDC advisory panel outlines priorities for a fall flu shot rollout WEDNESDAY, July 29 ... should all get top priority when the H1N1 swine flu vaccine arrives this fall, a U.S. government ... in Atlanta to review data for setting swine flu vaccine priorities. "The committee recommended ...

Prioritize Pregnant Women to Get Swine Flu Shot, Experts Say

... get priority for potentially scarce H1N1 swine flu shots this fall, the danger the virus poses to ... trials of a vaccine against the new H1N1 swine flu are set to begin soon, and experts hope for the ... high risk of complications from the new flu strain. "Pregnant women who have been infected ...

HOWARU(R) Protect Clinically Shown to Reduce the Incidence and Severity of Cold and Flu Symptoms in Children

... In today's health environment, harmful cold and flu strains can travel the globe and pose serious ... to reduce the incidence and severity of cold and flu symptoms in children. A recent study ... and 58.5%. The duration and severity of cold and flu symptoms were also significantly reduced in the ...

Save Swine Flu Drugs for Younger Patients, Study Urges

... News) -- Antiviral drug treatment of swine flu may be wasted on the elderly and should be ... spread of the H1N1 virus. If the current swine flu pandemic behaves like the 1918 flu, antiviral ... early estimates of the impact of the swine flu pandemic and of age-specific death rates could ...

CDC Panel to Recommend Who Should Get Swine Flu Shot

... trials of a vaccine against the new H1N1 swine flu set to begin shortly, the U.S. Centers for ... be school children. Not only is schools where flu spreads, but there isn't as much immunity in the ... at the very young and the elderly, H1N1 swine flu has proven more troublesome for children and ...

Swine Flu Could Eventually Affect 40% of Americans: CDC

... July 24 (HealthDay News) -- The H1N1 swine flu could end up affecting as many as 40 percent of ... to have 160 million doses of injectable swine flu vaccine on hand by October, with more doses ... Hemisphere, where it is winter now, seasonal flu and the new H1N1 ...

U.S. Expects 160 Million Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine by October

... that's the number of doses of injectable swine flu vaccine U.S. officials now expect to have on hand ... convened a meeting with the world's five leading flu vaccine makers to assess how many doses might be ... production, told the AP that the H1N1 swine flu vaccine is proving more difficult to grow in the ...

U.S. Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Set to Begin

... vaccine to protect against the H1N1 swine flu virus, officials announced Wednesday. Two ... about how and if to implement a 2009 H1N1 flu immunization program this fall." The ... adult volunteers in the world's first H1N1 swine flu vaccine trials. Those trials, as well as the ...

NIAID set to launch clinical trials to test 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine candidates

... influenza vaccines, including two candidate H1N1 flu vaccines. The research will be under the ... about how and if to implement a 2009 H1N1 flu immunization program this fall." Initial ... and elderly volunteers who are given the seasonal flu vaccine along with a 15 microgram dose of 2009 ...

World's 1st Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Start in Australia

... adult volunteers in the world's first H1N1 swine flu vaccine trials, with the hope of producing an ... Australia had 14,703 confirmed cases of swine flu as of Wednesday, and at least 41 deaths, according to the Associated Press . The winter flu season is well under way in the Southern ...

Vaxine Wins Line Honours With World's First Human Swine Flu Vaccine

... ever human immunisations with a candidate swine flu vaccine. "This represents a major ... first administration to human subjects of a swine flu vaccine anywhere in the world," said Professor ... "We are proud to have got this swine flu vaccine to the clinic ahead of rival vaccines ...

IncentOne Announces New Incentive 'Wrap-Around' to Increase Participation in Multi-Flu Prevention Programs

... health plan and other health provider sponsored flu shot programs. The impact of the flu is widespread: children lose an average of 2-3 ... the single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. ...

Safety of Swine Flu Vaccine to Face Tough Scrutiny

... 1976 to vaccinate 43 million people against swine flu backfired -- badly. Not only did the dreaded ... vaccine for the currently circulating H1N1 swine flu vaccine. How do health experts know 2009 ... casualties. The pattern of today's swine flu is already vastly different than that in 1976, ...

WIN Global Poll Finds Concern Of Swine Flu Decreasing Despite Not Being Prepared For A Pandemic

... Independent Network) poll finds concern for swine flu diminishing even though public feels a lack of preparation for a pandemic. While Swine flu is still a viable illness globally, less than ... 2009 -- WIN global poll finds concern for swine flu diminishing even though public feels a lack of ...

FDA Approves Seasonal Flu Vaccine for 2009-2010

... Health experts still working on H1N1 swine flu vaccine, which should be ready by fall ... will not protect people from the new H1N1 swine flu that has reached pandemic proportions around the ... fall. A separate vaccine to protect against that flu strain is now under development and about to ...

Swine Flu Vaccine on Track for Fall: CDC

... that development of a vaccine for the H1N1 swine flu is on track, with the first doses possibly ready ... As vaccine development continues, the H1N1 swine flu virus continues to sweep around the world. ... she expects to see a new outbreak of H1N1 swine flu in the United States in the fall. It will most ...

Physicians' Level of Concern for H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic Highest Since April

... of physicians (48%) reported that the H1N1 Swine flu poses some level of risk for a worldwide ... the level of risk that the H1N1 swine flu could result in a catastrophic pandemic . ... the degree of the impact that the H1N1 swine flu epidemic will have on you and your family. ...

Swine Flu Vaccine Taking Longer Than Expected

... July 13 (HealthDay News) -- A fully tested swine flu vaccine may not be available until the end of the ... Press reported. The problem: The swine flu viruses being used to develop a vaccine are only ... half as much "yield" to make vaccines as regular flu viruses. So the WHO has asked its network of ...

Swine Flu Summit Focuses on Preparedness

... scare posed by the sudden emergence of swine flu in April may have passed, but federal officials ... Arne Duncan and others led an H1N1 swine flu "preparedness summit" at the National Institutes ... widespread in the Southern Hemisphere, where flu season is under way. "Scientists and public ...

Experts Keep Wary Eye on Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu

... at this point how widely a new strain of swine flu resistant to the drug Tamiflu will spread, or how ... Hospital. Strains of the "regular" seasonal flu often become resistant to antiviral drugs but, ... weeks by a resistant strain of the new H1N1 swine flu virus -- one in the United States, one in Denmark ...

Fighting the swine flu pandemic with mathematics

... As swine flu spreads across America, good data can make all ... us a country-wide picture of what a seasonal flu is like and how much worse it would be if there were a swine flu pandemic." The best data in the world Two ...

Mixed Marks for Swine Flu Updates

... of Web sites to inform the public about the swine flu outbreak, a new study shows. After the U.S. ... in the five states with confirmed swine flu cases at the start of the outbreak -- California, ... Control and Prevention has more about swine flu . -- Robert ...

Why Swine Flu Differs From Seasonal Flu

... virus affects lungs and stomach, whereas seasonal flu doesn't, researchers say,, THURSDAY, ... some intriguing clues about why the new swine flu frequently brings on gastrointestinal distress ... and the Netherlands found that the new H1N1 flu virus replicated more extensively in the ...

CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic Receive Award of Excellence from National Influenza Vaccine Summit

... MinuteClinic administered more than 1.2 million flu shots in its retail locations during the 2008/2009 flu season. The coordinated approach included 7,500 flu shot clinic events held in CVS/pharmacy stores ...

Air Traffic Patterns Predict Swine Flu Spread

... spring were the most likely to see H1N1 swine flu infection, new research says. The finding ... in 164 nations in March and April 2008. Swine flu emerged this spring, but because passenger data ... -- Venezuela -- had no confirmed cases of swine flu as of May 25, 2009. Japan, Chile and Peru had ...
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