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Rapid Swine Flu Test Misses Many Infections

... Doctors can't rely on rapid tests to diagnose the pandemic H1N1 swine flu, say U.S health officials who ... Shaw said. "It could be seasonal, it could be the pandemic strain." In either case, he said, doctors could ... the CDC was whether they would work with the new pandemic strain, he said. Dr. Marc Siegel, an ...

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

... are making headway in the effort to control the pandemic H1N1 virus. Juergen Richt is a Regents ... is revealing the characteristics of the pandemic H1N1 virus. Richt is among the K-State ... is very critical now that an agent causing a pandemic flu in humans most likely originated in animal ...

Abatement Technologies Sees Strong Demand as Hospitals Prepare for Stage 6 Flu Pandemic

... facilities as they activate their emergency pandemic preparedness plans. ... facilities as they activate their emergency pandemic preparedness plans. According to the World ... (CDC), a worldwide Stage 6 H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic could cause a massive surge of patients to ...

Why Swine Flu Differs From Seasonal Flu

... pandemic virus affects lungs and stomach, whereas seasonal ... appropriate public health responses as the pandemic continues around the world, so far sickening more ... World Health Organization declared the first flu pandemic since 1968, triggered by the rapid spread of the ...

Pennsylvania Department of Health Workshops Will Help Businesses Prepare for Flu Pandemic

... -- The Department of Health will hold a series of pandemic planning workshops in July to help ensure businesses are ready for the current influenza pandemic and the possible resurgence of the 2009 Novel ... Organization's recent declaration of a global pandemic underscores the importance of having a solid, ...

Younger People Appear More at Risk From New Swine Flu

... June 29 (HealthDay News) -- With a worldwide pandemic under way and more than a million Americans ... are in keeping with the fact that new strains or pandemic strains tend to be more deadly in younger ... in the fall. "But it is probably the mildest pandemic virus in recent history, and that's a good ...

Vaccinating children may be effective at helping control spread of influenza, experts say

... As the World Health Organization declares a pandemic global H1N1 swine flu, countries are looking at ... used computer modelling to predict the spread of pandemic influenza and to look at ways of controlling it ... a simplification of the complex reality of pandemic flu transmission, the researchers believe their ...

Doctor, Pandemic Planning Expert to Host Webinar on Influenza H1N1

... Druckman, MD - disease outbreak and pandemic specialist * Moderator: Tim Daniel - corporate pandemic planning expert WHAT: A Webinar, open to the ... expert in disease outbreaks and pandemic preparedness. More than 350 companies around the ...

As World Health Organization Raises Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic Alert to Level Six, Hygiene Council Recommends Simple Steps to Help Protect Families from Illness

... The World Health Organization has increased the pandemic alert to level six for influenza A (H1N1), also ... U.S. health authorities have been taking full pandemic preparedness measures over the past month to help ... around the world to put additional funding toward pandemic research. "For families around the world, ...

No Time for Complacency in Pandemic Planning: Aon

... of the World Health Organization raising its pandemic flu alert to the top phase of its six-phase ... risk practice: "While raising the pandemic alert level indicates that the H1N1 virus ... continue and indeed escalate vigilance in their pandemic planning efforts. This is not a time to be ...

First Batch of Swine Flu Vaccine Already Here: Company

... comes a day after WHO declared H1N1 a pandemic FRIDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- ... World Health Organization declared the first flu pandemic since 1968, triggered by the rapid spread of the ... announcement that swine flu had now reached pandemic status. She did so immediately after an emergency ...

Actuaries Urge Need for Risk Management and Continuity Planning With H1N1 Pandemic

... Much like the 1918 Spanish flu, the H1N1 global pandemic could cause thousands of deaths and significantly ... Consulting LLC, discussed key findings on the pandemic in relation to the 1918 outbreak. He said, ... key tips for businesses in dealing with the pandemic impact: Communication: Be part of ...

Swine Flu Now a Pandemic

... Organization on Thursday declared the first flu pandemic since 1968, triggered by the rapid spread of the ... moving into the early days of its first influenza pandemic in the 21st century," Chan said in Geneva, ... to fit a key criteria for declaring a global pandemic -- if at least two regions of the world are hit. ...

Swine Flu Now a Pandemic: WHO

... on Thursday declared the first influenza pandemic since 1968, triggered by the H1N1 virus's rapid ... it has remained for weeks, to its highest and pandemic level of phase 6. WHO had convened an ... criteria needed to tip the balance and spur a pandemic declaration, agency officials had warned on ...

WHO Readies to Declare Swine Flu Pandemic

... set on Thursday to declare the first influenza pandemic since 1968, due to the H1N1 virus' rapid spread ... said that WHO would likely declare a swine flu pandemic following that conference. A surge in cases of ... Australia may have tipped the balance and made a pandemic declaration likely, agency officials said ....

Aethlon Medical Releases Shareholder Letter to Discuss the Treatment of Hepatitis-C Virus (HCV)

... device markets. Pending the outbreak of a pandemic or bioterror threat, our primary focus in these ... a treatment countermeasure against bioterror and pandemic threats. In this regard, we were recently ... populations from viruses considered bioterror and pandemic threats, we plan to provide BARDA our new ...

WHO Declaration of Swine Flu Pandemic Looks Imminent

... Health Organization to soon declare the first flu pandemic since 1968, agency officials said Tuesday. ... really very close to knowing that we are in a pandemic situation," WHO influenza chief Keiji Fukuda said ... become established beyond North America before a pandemic is declared. She said WHO was planning a ...

WHO Declaration of Swine Flu Pandemic Appears Imminent

... Health Organization to soon declare the first flu pandemic since 1968, agency officials said Tuesday. ... really very close to knowing that we are in a pandemic situation," WHO influenza chief Keiji Fukuda ... become established beyond North America before a pandemic is declared. She said WHO was planning a ...

DIA 45th Annual Meeting Features Sessions Highlighting Wyeth v. Levine and Pandemic Influenza

... the Approval of Biological Products to Address pandemic Influenza (June 22, 1:30 - 3:00 pm). This ... with a discussion of successful applications for pandemic influenza. "This must-attend session ...   Jean L Hu-Primmer, MS, Program Manager, pandemic and Emerging Threat Preparedness, OD, CBER, USFDA ...

Report Gives U.S. Good Grades for Swine Flu Response

... new report found. "It's clear that all of our pandemic planning and preparation have improved the ... Thursday to announce the release of the report, pandemic Flu: Lessons from the Frontlines . "If, in the ... made over the last decade or so in planning for a pandemic flu and stockpiling antiviral medications. Those ...

New Report Finds 10 Early Lessons Learned From the H1N1 Outbreak

... Foundation (RWJF) issued a new analysis today, pandemic Flu: Lessons From the Frontlines , which found ... serious gaps in our nation's preparedness for pandemic flu and other public health emergencies." The pandemic Flu: Lessons from the Frontlines report reviews ...

The Sage Group Widens Strategic Role to Assist HemispherX Biopharma in Pandemic Influenza Initiatives as Pacific Rim/Japan Treatment/Prevention Programs Accelerate

... use to increase the effectiveness of preventative pandemic flu vaccines and the additional role of Alferon ... therapeutic) for treating various types of pandemic flu. In particular, Sage is assisting ... the rapid development of a response strategy for pandemic flu. According to Time Magazine, the number of ...

Pandemic passenger screening

... to help airport authorities screen passengers for pandemic influenza. The tool can help estimate false ... When there is a confirmed human outbreak of a pandemic influenza virus overseas, the US National Strategy for pandemic Influenza calls for screening of passengers ...

Sanofi Pasteur Receives Order from U.S. Government to Produce New Influenza A(H1N1) Vaccine

... order from HHS was issued pursuant to an existing pandemic stockpile contract between Sanofi Pasteur and the ... allows HHS to purchase vaccines for viruses with pandemic potential. In addition to this initial HHS order, ... humans. More information about Sanofi Pasteur's pandemic preparedness efforts can be found at ...

Airlines in Turbulence - Virus Outbreaks and their Impact on the Aviation Market

... situation and take a first look at how a possible pandemic could affect airline operations and ... happen overnight in the instance of a swine flu pandemic today; and no one in the air transport industry ... as it focuses on the possible effects of a pandemic in the air transport industry nowadays. To ...

Many Companies Preparing on Global Scale for A(H1N1) 'Swine Flu' Pandemic, According to Global Survey by Councils of The Conference Board

... -- Many global companies have activated a pandemic response plan to the threat of an A(H1N1) "swine ... surveyed, more than half (55 percent) have a pandemic response plan and have activated it in response ... and in more detail about a possible flu pandemic with employees, and 87 percent are using new ...

Spread of Swine Flu in Japan Could Raise WHO Alert to Highest Level

... Organization may declare a full-fledged swine flu pandemic in the coming days now that the virus has swept ... the international agency may have to raise its pandemic alert to the highest level of 6, which hasn't ... consideration when deciding whether to raise the pandemic alert." But many countries, including ...

Experts to Discuss Worksite Preparedness Measures During May 19th Pandemic Flu Webinars

... to Help Employers and Business Owners Plan for pandemic Impact PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., May 15 ... webinar Health Advocate will release a special pandemic Planning Worksite Checklist summarizing steps ... the current flu crisis. "The threat of a pandemic possibly crippling entire businesses is real," ...

Sinovac Reports Unaudited First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... manufacturer in China with the license to produce pandemic influenza vaccines. In response to the global ... Japanese encephalitis animal rabies and split pandemic influenza vaccines First quarter 2009 ... its annual manufacturing capacity for its pandemic influenza vaccine, Panflu(TM), to 20- 30 million ...

H1N1 Pandemic Precautions for Front Line Workers

... May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If the H1N1 pandemic flu follows the pattern of the 1918 Great pandemic it could come back with more vigor in a second ... with unusual rapidity, resulting in 3 explosive pandemic waves within a year's time. Dr. Thomas O'Brien, ...

Influenza pandemic planning needed to assure adequate care for pregnant women and newborns

... and may have the most accurate information as a pandemic unfolds, Dr. Beigi reported. Although it is difficult to predict when the next influenza pandemic will occur, large scale outbreaks have been ... the last outbreak makes the threat of a severe pandemic a realistic possibility in the near future. ...

Pandemic warning system keys on 'human factors'

... a new system that would warn of an impending pandemic before the first case of disease emerged in a ... is a public information and awareness system for pandemic with the same level of credibility, timeliness ... officials to know when certain events leading to pandemic begin, Caldwell said. "The problem with this ...

iJET Provides Additional Services in Response to Ongoing H1N1 Influenza A (Swine Flu) Developments

... the virus, iJET has launched a weekly pandemic Briefing series, designed to provide up-to-date ... at www.WorldPandemicMonitor.com . The pandemic Briefings run in concert with iJET's established World pandemic Monitor service, which provides up-to-date ...

Researchers study the human factor in spread of pandemic illness

... proposed a new system to warn of an impending pandemic by monitoring signals in human behavior. The ... agree it is extremely difficult to identify a pandemic event before it is under way and spreading from ... identified, especially in high-transit areas, the pandemic spread is virtually impossible to control. We ...

Study Supports Swine Flu's Pandemic Potential

... News) -- The current swine flu epidemic does have pandemic potential and is likely to be comparable to other ... to wreak less havoc than the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic that killed more than 500,000 Americans. ... it may prove similar to the much less lethal 1957 pandemic of Asian flu, which killed about 70,000 people, ...

Swine flu: Early findings about pandemic potential reported in new study

... Early findings about the emerging pandemic of a new strain of influenza A (H1N1) in Mexico ... However, it is lower than would be expected for pandemic influenza, where 20-30 percent of the population ... been following a very similar pattern to the flu pandemic in 1957, in terms of the proportion of people who ...

APHA Applauds Health Reform Fund and Other Health Investments in Budget

... welcomes increased funding to keep us safe from pandemic influenza and food-borne illness. The pandemic flu funding builds on the investments we have made in pandemic planning that allowed us to respond effectively ...

Prepared Response, Inc. Expands Its Pandemic Planning and Response Offerings

... Prepared Response Now a Reseller of Veratect's pandemic Data Reporting System SEATTLE, May 7 ... Corporation's VeraSight(TM) Global (VSG) pandemic data reporting system through the federal ... and disease type. Prepared Response has conducted pandemic influenza and bio-emergency awareness and ...

Corporate Pandemic Preparedness Experts from Roche & PSEG to Advise Savvy Business Leaders May 15

... of the H1N1 outbreak may worsen. Operating under pandemic contingency plans already, nearly one-third of ... peers on "Don't Let H1N1 Flu Sabotage 2009: pandemic Planning for the Well-Prepared Business Leader," ... and key insights from Roche's comprehensive pandemic planning process and speak about employee ...

U.S. FDA Licenses Sanofi Pasteur's New Influenza Vaccine Manufacturing Facility

... Pasteur committed to increasing its seasonal and pandemic influenza preparedness; New facility will ... time frame to address the threat of seasonal and pandemic influenza. The licensure of this facility ... to protect individuals against both seasonal and pandemic influenza. The new facility will produce 100 ...
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