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

- Expanded Guidelines to include availability of IXIARO(R) vaccine for Japanese Encephalitis - IXIARO now available in the U.S. for travelers to Asia, military personnel, others at high risk regardless of the length of visit ATLANTA, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Intercell AG (VSE: ICLL) today...

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 fatalities each year, JE virus (JEV) infection causes prominent neurological sequelae in approximately one-third of...

Monsoon Season will Bring Japanese Encephalitis

BALTIMORE, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2009 monsoon season will soon arrive in the Asian territories and culicine mosquito populations are expected to increase. "These mosquitoes may carry the virus that causes Japanese Encephalitis (JE), which kills 10-15,000 people each year," warned Fran Lessan...

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

A Successful Collaboration with the U.S. Army - U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approves Intercell's first marketed product, a new vaccine against Japanese Encephalitis for adult travelers and military personnel - Success of Intercell's new JE vaccine is a result of an excellent ...

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

Before West Nile virus arrived in this country, we had (and still have) a home-grown relative of this pathogen. An epidemic of unknown origin exploded around St. Louis, Missouri in the autumn of 1933, a disease that is now known to be transmitted by mosquitoes from birds to people. Now, a new anal...

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Spreading Its Tentacles in Massachusetts

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is spreading fast in Massachusetts, resulting in calls mosquito spraying, though environmentalists seem to have reservations . EEE is a potentially deadly encephalitis. Though the incidence is rising, authorities are reluctant to go in for wholesale because of...

Chinese Delegation Meets Health Minister Regarding Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine Supply

A delegation representing the China National Biotec Group (CNBG) led by Madam Wang Lifeng, President and CEO of the organization along with four officials met the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare , Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss today in New Delhi. The CNBG is Government owned, the largest...

Scare in Assam Over Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine

Guwahati: Healthcare authorities in Assam Wednesday warned of an epidemic if parents do not get their children immunized against the fatal Japanese encephalitis//, which claimed 119 lives in the state last year. "Children are vulnerable to the disease and unless parents get their wards immuni...

Meningitis and Encephalitis are Different

Anxious parents in the state of California heaved a sigh of relief when the health officials announced that there was no relation between the meningitis// and the encephalitis cases which were described in the state. Officials have clearly indicated that the bacteria, which cause these two in...

R.I. Schools Buckle Under Encephalitis Scare

In a pre-emptive move, Rhode Island officials declared holiday for schools and nearly 20,000 students stayed home following fears of a meningitis/encephalitis outbreak//, after the death of a student to encephalitis two weeks ago. Dr. David Gifford, director of the state's Public Health Departm...

More Encephalitis Deaths In China

Another 14 people have succumbed to an outbreak of mosquito-borne encephalitis B in China, the Beijing News said on Friday.// These deaths are in addition to the 26 people already killed by the disease. In central Henan province around 437 people have been infected with the disease and 40 of ...

19 People Dead From Encephalitis In China

The death toll in China from encephalitis has now risen to 19 from 17. The official Xinhua news agency confirmed that the outbreak of mosquito-borne encephalitis was spreading rapidly.// Health officials in Yuncheng in Shanxi Province reported that an additional 38 infections had emerged sinc...

36 Children Die of Encephalitis in Uttar Pradesh

With the onset of rains in large parts of north India, encephalitis has once again struck in the pockets of eastern Uttar Pradesh where the virus has already claimed the lives of 36 children, officials said.// Even as health authorities claim the currently spreading virus was not the deadly Ja...

12 Positive Cases of Japanese Encephalitis Found

Twelve cases of Japanese Encephalitis have been found after 36 samples of blood serum of the suspected patients admitted in BRD Medical College Hospital here were tested, officials said today. // Of the 36 samples tested, 12 were tested positive for the Japanese Encephalitis while the rest we...

Japanese Encephalitis Epidemic Kills 15 in Assam

Authorities in Assam Friday sounded a health alert after 15 people died of Japanese encephalitis and hundreds more were down with the mosquito-borne disease in the past two weeks, officials said.// An Assam health department spokesperson said Japanese encephalitis had assumed epidemic proportion...

18 Die of Japanese Encephalitis in Upper Assam

At least 18 people, mostly children and women, have died of Japanese encephalitis in upper Assam districts of Lakhimpur and Dhemaji since the beginning of the month. // According to official sources here, 14 people died of the disease in Lakhimpur district, where nearly 100 others have been a...

Over Two-dozen Children Succumbs to Encephalitis in Bihar

More than 25 children have died of suspected encephalitis and many affected children have been battling for survival in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district for the past few days //. The district administration has sounded a high alert to check the spread of the killer disease. The children reported ...

Uttar Pradesh To Prepone The Japanese Encephalitis Immunisation Drive

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to prepone the Japanese Encephalitis immunisation drive. This has caused displeasure among the health experts in the centre// as they feel that it might not be he right time and the data may need further analysis. It has been decided that the immunisat...

Japanese Encephalitis Immunization Programme in India

India will launch a nationwide Japanese encephalitis immunization programme for children from May, Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said// here Tuesday. The health menace, which is caused by a virus transmitted by mosquitoes, had claimed over 1,000 lives, mostly in Uttar Pradesh, in 2005 and...

India And China Discuss Import Of Encephalitis Vaccine

India and China discussed the vital issue of importing vaccines to India to restrain Japanese Encephalitis (JE), which has already taken a heavy toll of human lives in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. China is the only country in the world where the JE // vaccine is available in sizable quantity, and ...

Endemic Encephalitis in India can be controlled by early vaccination

A recent report in Nature Medicine had said that the cause of high death tolls and spread of Japanese Encephalitis in India is due to lack of preparedness of Indian Health Officials in forming preventive strategies and early vaccination programs//. The encephalitis infection is spread by transmissi...

Pigs Population A Major Threat To Encephalitis Ravaged UP

The death toll from Japanese encephalitis in Uttar Pradesh crossed 800 Saturday. But the administration still seems unwilling to take on pigs - believed to be at the root of the virtual epidemic. The proliferation of pigs has made matters // worse as the animal is known to be the biggest host fo...

Uttar Pradesh Encephalitis toll continues to rise - Over 600 dead

The Japanese Encephalitis epidemic continues to cause deaths in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The embarrassed health officials are tight-lipped about the toll in a Japanese encephalitis epidemic; the Uttar Pradesh government and yesterday admitted the dreaded disease had claimed 591 lives.// As ...

Brain Fever or Encephalitis Spreading in North India

The death toll due to the Japanese Encephalitis continues to daily kill a few more people in Uttar Pradesh and seems to be spreading to the neighboring areas like Nepal. In this special report we review encephalitis or more // commonly known as brain fever and provide some essential informatio...

Viral encephalitis can cause more damage than already known

A study of patients with viral encephalitis by researchers at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio has revealed that the condition could cause seriouys movement problems. The investigators studied a group of patients with the condition, five of whom had West Nile virus. They found that 11 of the victims w...

Uttar Pradesh Struggles to Contain Japanese Encephalitis

Doctors in Uttar Pradeshs Gorakhpur District are grappling to fight against a deadly viral infection, Japanese Encephalitis , that has killed at least 30 children in the past five months. Dr. A.K.Rathi, Head of Paediatric Department, B.R.D Medical College, said that the hospital run by the c...

Genetic susceptibility in viral encephalitis

According to a study published in Science X-Press, an advanced, online edition of the journal Science on Sept. 14, a single gene immunodeficiency may cause susceptibility// to herpes simplex virus. This suggestion is contradictory to the current scientific theory of how genes function in vulnerabil...

Gates Foundation Adopts Fight against Encephalitis

The fight against Japanese encephalitis, a bird-borne Asian virus that has left a deadly trail of death or more commonly survivors with brain damage has been adopted by the the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. // Today the virus is expanding its geographic reach and threatens several billion pe...

Govt In A Hurry To Vaccinate For Encephalitis

Japanese Encephalitis immunisation which was initially scheduled to take place on June 18 has been advanced to May 15. //The Uttar Pradesh government is responsible for the advancement but the centre is against the advancement of dates. Japanese Encephalitis is the main reason for the death of abou...

45 People die in West Bengal due to Dengue and suspected Japanese Encephalitis

After declaration of dengue fever as an epidemic in West Bengal by Chief Minister Buddhabeb Bhattacharya last week. Both Dengue and suspected Japanese Encephalitis has caused 45 deaths and has hospitalized more than 2000 people // in West Bengal. The confirmed death due to dengue is claimed to be ...

Kids In Northern India To Be Vaccinated Against Encephalitis

More than 20 million children across 60 districts in northern India, considered endemic to Japanese encephalitis, will be vaccinated against the mosquito-born disease, the health minister said Monday. // An outbreak of the disease in the impoverished Uttar Pradesh state has killed nearly 650 p...

Low Cost Tissue Culture Vaccine For Encephalitis

The Indian Ministry of Health is in search of a new cheaper tissue culture vaccine for Japanese encephalitis. So far the Gorakhpur Government has reported 200 deaths and 700 patients with infection. // Hundreds of people are infected and die every year due to the endemic infection of Encephalitis i...

Toll-like Receptor (Tlr3) Attachment Leads To Lethal Encephalitis

Researchers have found that recognisation of West Nile Virus (WNV) by Toll-like// receptor (Tlr3) as the major factor which allows the virus to cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and cause lethal encephalitis. WNV is a single stranded RNA (ssRNA) flavivirus with a life cycle that primarily in...

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 t...

Herb May Offer Hope for Autoimmune Diseases

...hritis, 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

...s 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 patch...

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

...ile 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 and...

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 diagnosti...ly related to Powassan virus, which can also cause encephalitis and is also transmitted by way of the deer tick, a..., a group that includes West Nile virus, St. Louis encephalitis virus, dengue and yellow fever viruses, all of whi...

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

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

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 R...
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