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Tamiflu 30 Mg and 45 Mg Capsules Approved by FDA

...nt alternative for the treatment and prevention of influenza types A and B in patients one year and older. Sinc...dicates that children are especially vulnerable to influenza and its complications. On average, one in three children in the U.S. is affected by influenza annual...

Influenza Virus Samples of 1918

The effort to find preserved samples of the 1918 influenza virus has been a pursuit of both historical and medical importance . The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most devastating single disease outbreak in modern history, and examining the virus...

Flu Outbreak Among Children Feared in Western Australia

...f the children had been identified with having the influenza A virus, which is covered by this year's flu vaccine, and it was likely all three children had that strain of the virus. The children became critically sick within a day. "It's not about large numbers ... we had three children who got sick very q...

No Flu Outbreak Here , West Australians Told

... the three children had died from a combination of influenza A and a bacterial infection. "Parents whose children have cold- or flu-like symptoms, including a cough and a fever, should see their general practitioner," he had counseled. Predictably hundreds flocked to Perth's Princess Margaret Hospital on t...

Indonesia Confirms 81st Bird Flu Death

...ntial to kill millions. The fear stems from past influenza pandemics. A flu pandemic in 1918, just after the ...s were criticised for being slow to act when avian influenza first appeared in the archipelago nation. Since 2003 the H5N1 virus has infected 317 people, 191 o...

Human Trial for Universal Influenza Vaccine Underway

A universal influenza vaccine that has been pioneered by researchers fro...sal flu vaccine. One protein on the surface of the influenza virus, the so-called M2 protein, remains unchanged in all human flu viruses known, including the str...

Bird Flu Antibodies Found in Migrant Birds in Siberia

...ies meant that either the birds had survived avian influenza or remained infected but it had not spread in an open form. He said no bird flu cases had been registered this year. "About six million poultry are currently in high risk areas. Nearly 4.6 million of them have been vaccinated and over 2.3 million rev...

Child Health Key Focus Among Muslim Nations

...alled on OIC countries to establish national avian influenza preparedness plans and urged members to share resources and ensure poorer Muslim countries receive vaccines and antiviral drugs. Indonesia is the worst hit from the deadly H5N1 virus, recording 80 deaths so far since bird flu broke out two years ag...

Vietnam Bird Flu Death a Call for Action, Say Experts

...t bird flu death since October 2005 comes as avian influenza has made a strong resurgence across Vietnam, hitti... bird flu death toll to 43, followed several avian influenza cases across Southeast Asia last week. On Thursday, Indonesia said a 29-year-old man had died of bir...

Vietnam Plans Human Trial of Bird Flu Vaccine

...he IVAC project up to 2.5 million dollars. Avian influenza has so far tended to infect people in close contac... research projects in the search for a human avian influenza vaccine. "Each one of these three vaccines has a different background in biology, and I actually thi...

Oral Anti Viral Tamiflu A Cost Effective Treatment

...trategies for reducing illness and death during an influenza pandemic. The reality is that country stockpil...ess of strategies to reduce the spread of pandemic influenza using Tamiflu prophylactically. It was predicted that this preventative approach is likely to be mor...

DelSite Working Toward Solving Delivery of Influenza Vaccine in Pandemic Situations

...ogy may solve most of the key obstacles that delay influenza pandemic preparedness which were discussed by expe... the challenges posed by a pandemic outbreak of an influenza virus, such as the bird flu (H5N1), were highlighted in a series of presentations at the conference....

Bird Flu Outbreak Expands in Vietnam

...entists for its potential to emerge as a new human influenza strain. International health officials fear that... first global flu pandemic in decades. Previous influenza pandemics have killed from 1 million to 40 million people who had no immunity to a new virus strain....

Influenza Vaccine FluMist To Be Approved In Younger Children As Well

...nger than 5 years old, although safety data on the influenza vaccine is still under examination. MedImmune so... found the drug was effective against Type A and B influenza viruses, including one trial that showed the vaccine was about 90 percent effective. Reviewers for...

AIDS Vaccine Still a Long Way Off

...ingle person can be as diverse as those of all the influenza viruses in the world. A vaccine that produces an immune response against one HIV sequence may have no effect on other strains. Various attempts are made, like the current trials, but each with its own problems. Experts concede that a fully effecti...

Bird Flu: Bangladesh Situation Serious, Indian on High Alert

...he ban comes into force "automatically" once avian influenza is reported from any country. Last year India successfully contained the disease that had struck parts of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh mostly in backyard poultry. The infection was believed to have been transmitted through migratory bird...

WHO Announces Deal on Sharing Bird Flu Virus

...nsure "fair and equitable distribution of pandemic influenza vaccines at affordable prices in the event of a pandemic." At the same time the bird-flu-hit countries agreed to "timely sharing of viruses" with the WHO. A resolution on those lines is being adopted by the World Heath Assembly.The discussion o...

Islamabad Culls Over 6,000 Birds Control Bird-flu Outbreak

... confirmed the presence of H5N1, a strain of avian influenza that is deadly in humans, at three farms in Chak Shehzad, where about 12,000 birds died mysteriously this week, said Mohammad Afzal, spokesman of the Agriculture and Livestock Ministry. There were no reports of human infections, but all the remaini...

First Human Case of Bird Flu Confirmed in Vietnam Since 2005

...cials have confirmed the first human case of avian influenza since 2005, state media said Friday. The Ministry of Health has officially confirmed that a 29-year-old man has been infected with the deadly H5N1 virus, two days after the suspected case was reported, according to Vietnam News Agency. The man,...

Diabetics in Nursing Homes Need Improved Care

...ell in nursing homes for instance, foot exams and influenza vaccinations, Shubrook said. Others are not done as well. Phase two of the study, which gets underway later this year, includes a second review of patients charts to determine if following the treatment protocols proposed by Shubrook and Schwartz r...

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