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1957-58 Flu Pandemic Can Provide Clues to Planning for h1n1

Similarities Between 2 Pandemics Can Aid in Preparedness and Response BALTIMORE, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the U.S. prepares for a resurgence of H1N1 influenza this fall, much can be learned from looking at a previous pandemic that had similar patterns. In an articl...

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

MANHATTAN, Kan., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Laboratory studies at Kansas State University and the work of a K-State researcher are making headway in the effort to control the pandemic H1N1 virus. Juergen Richt is a Regents Distinguished Professor at K-State's College of Vet...

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

FLEMINGTON, N.J., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national study among 675 physicians revealed that nearly half of physicians (48%) reported that the H1N1 Swine Flu poses some level of risk for a worldwide catastrophic pandemic, the highest percentage since an April study. (...

Fighting the swine flu pandemic with mathematics

As swine flu spreads across America, good data can make all the difference in controlling it. Who needs to get antiviral medications first? Who can wait? When should counties and states shut down airports, schools, and highways? When should they tell people to stay home from school and work...

21st Century Obesity Pandemic Still Suffering From Effects of Tuberculosis Plague of the 1800s

Jesse Roth, MD, a diabetes and obesity researcher at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, has identified a link between tuberculosis and the metabolic and inflammatory processes that is tied to obesity. Manhasset, NY (Vocus) June 23, 2009 -- Modern humans ...

Swine Flu Pandemic Causes Public Concerns About Hand Sanitizers

BOISE, Idaho, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that hand washing with soap and water when available or sanitizing with an effective hand sanitizer is critical to minimize the spread of germs during illness outbreaks, such as the H1N1 Influenza...

Real-Time Locating Technology Helps Contain Pandemic Outbreaks

Intelligent InSites Announces Solution to Track and Control Spread of Infectious Diseases Fargo, ND (PRWEB) June 19, 2009 - Last week, the World Health Organization declared the H1N1 virus, also commonly referred to as "swine flu", a worldwide pandemic. Nation...

Doctor, Pandemic Planning Expert to Host Webinar on Influenza H1N1

Briefing, Q&A for Organizations and Media PHILADELPHIA, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: International SOS, the world's leading provider of medical assistance and international healthcare, and provider of pandemic information and planning services to more than 350...

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

PARSIPPANY, N.J., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Health Organization has increased the pandemic alert to level six for influenza A (H1N1), also known as swine flu, the first time it has been raised to this level in 41 years. Families should take active steps to protect themselves, but need not...

No Time for Complacency in Pandemic Planning: Aon

CHICAGO, June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In light of the World Health Organization raising its pandemic flu alert to the top phase of its six-phase scale, Aon Corporation (NYSE: AOC ) today issued the following statement by Gisele Norris , DrPH, national director of Aon Healthcare...

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Sanofi Pasteur Submits Supplemental Application for A(H1N1) Pandemic Vaccine to U.S. FDA

LYON, France and SWIFTWATER, Pa., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of the sanofi-aventis Group (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY ), announced today the company has submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a supplemental application for licensure...

NOVAVAX Achieves Pandemic H1N1 Influenza Production Milestone

ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX ) announced today it has manufactured a virus-like particle (VLP) vaccine candidate against the H1N1 pandemic influenza virus under current good-manufacturing practices (cGMP) at its new vaccine manufactu...

Intercell AG Announces First Subject Enrolled in a Phase II Trial for the Further Development of Its Investigational Vaccine Enhancement Patch to Improve Pandemic Influenza Prevention in Collaboration With U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS

- Phase II clinical trial investigating the effectiveness of Intercell's Vaccine Enhancement (VE) Patch in combination with an injectable H5N1 pandemic influenza vaccine started today in the U.S. - The study is fully funded by HHS - this is the second study conducted under a 5 year USD 128 m ...

Insurance Industry Teleconference on Swine Flu Pandemic Set for May 13

BERWYN, Pa., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Just hours after the World Health Organization warned that a Swine Flu or A/H1N1 pandemic is imminent, a prominent insurance law firm announced it will host a teleconference for insurance executives working to address this urgent global risk. "As we've seen ...

EPSScentral Responds to Pandemic Alert

ANNANDALE, Va., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- EPSScentral LLC today announced its readiness to assist organizations in assembling, communicating, and implementing mitigation measures in the face of WHO's phase 5 classification of the Influenza A crisis. According to the WHO, phase 5 "... is a strong sign...

USAID Cooperates in Pandemic Preparedness Initiative

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is convening a group of civil society organizations today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in a regional exercise that will kick off the implementation stage of its Humanitarian Pandemic Preparedness ini...

Novavax Reports Positive Preclinical Results for a Novel, Broadly Cross-Protective H5N1 Pandemic Influenza Virus-like Particle (VLP) Vaccine Candidate

Results support that Novavax's Recombinant Technology May Offer a Powerful, New Approach for Development of the Next Generation of Influenza Vaccines with Broad Protection Against Multiple Strains ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NOVAVAX (Nasdaq: NVAX ) announced today favo...

Novavax Presents Favorable Results from Phase I/IIa Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Program at World Health Organization Conference

VLP Vaccine - Coupled with Innovative Manufacturing - Has Potential to Address Gaps in Global Pandemic Preparedness ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At the 5th World Health Organization Meeting on Evaluation of Pandemic Influenza Prototype Vaccines in Clinical Trials, Novavax...

USD 12.5 m Funding for the Development of Intercell's Vaccine Patch System for Pandemic Influenza From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

VIENNA, Austria, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Intercell AG (VSE: ICLL) today announced the execution of a contract modification with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The agreement commits additional funding of USD 12.5 m for Intercell's Pandemic Influenza program. Interc...

Vical Pandemic Influenza Vaccines Achieve T-Cell Responses and Cross-Clade Reactivity in Humans

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vical Incorporated (Nasdaq: VICL ) today announced that the company's Vaxfectin (R)-formulated H5N1 pandemic influenza DNA vaccines induced T-cell responses against a matching strain of influenza virus and demonstrated cross-clade antibody response...
Pandemic in Medical Dictionary

Pandemic

User-created article about pandemics . A pandemic is an epidemic of infectious disease that spreads through populations across a large region; for instance a ... An influenza pandemic is an epidemic of an influenza virus that spreads on a worldwide scale and infects a large p...

SARS

...ere Acute Respiratory Syndrome is a respiratory disease in humans which is caused by the SARS coronavirus ( SARS -CoV). There has been one near pandemic to date, between the months of November 2002 and July 2003, with 8,096... Information on the international outbreak of the illness known as seve...

Influenza

...he ... Influenza has a major impact on your health. ... REFILE: If vaccine supplies are limited, vaccinating children may control influenza pandemic ... Influenza (or flu) is a highly contagious viral respiratory tract infection. ... Influenza types A and B are responsible for epidem...

Epidemic

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Emergency

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Bubonic plague

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Breast-feeding mothers

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Black death

... between 1348 and 1350. It is widely thought to have been an outbreak of bubonic plague caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. Usually... The pandemic known to history as the Black Death entered England in 1348, and caused the death of between a third and more than half of the nation's inhab...
Pandemic in Biological News

K-State researcher, collaborators study virulence of pandemic H1N1 virus

Laboratory studies at Kansas State University and the work of a K-State researcher are making headway in the effort to control the pandemic H1N1 virus. Juergen Richt is a Regents Distinguished Professor at K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine and is a Kansas Bioscience Authority Eminent Sch...

1 in 6 health workers won't report in flu pandemic -- study by Ben-Gurion U. researchers

BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL -- July 28, 2009 A study conducted by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health indicates that approximately 16 percent of public health care workers will not report for work in a pandemic flu emergency, regardles...

Global Viral Forecasting Initiative receives $11M to implement pandemic early warning system

The Global Viral Forecasting Initiative (GVFI), a nonprofit research initiative dedicated to preventing pandemics, has received $11 million dollars from Google.org and The Skoll Foundation. The support, which includes $5.5 million dollars from each organization, represents the largest grant to dat...

Rethinking who should be considered 'essential' during a pandemic flu outbreak

Not only are doctors, nurses, and firefighters essential during a severe pandemic influenza outbreak. So, too, are truck drivers, communications personnel, and utility workers. That's the conclusion of a Johns Hopkins University article to be published in the journal of Biosecurity and Bioterror...

Survivors of 1918 flu pandemic protected with a lifetime immunity to virus

New research has discovered that infection and natural exposure to the 1918 influenza virus made survivors immune to the disease for the remaining of their lives. Antibodies produced by cells isolated from these survivors served as an effective therapy to protect mice from the highly lethal 1918 ...

VaxInnate to discuss seasonal and pandemic flu vaccines during BIO 2008 this week

SAN DIEGO, CA, June 16, 2008 -- VaxInnate Corporation announced today that it will discuss its novel proprietary technology for producing seasonal and pandemic influenza vaccines during BIO 2008 here this week. VaxInnate will participate in the following three BIO 2008 panel discussions: ...

NASA technology helps predict and prevent future pandemic outbreaks

With the help of 14 satellites currently in orbit and the National Aeronautics and Space Administrations (NASA) Applied Sciences Program, scientists have been able to observe the Earths environment to help predict and prevent infectious disease outbreaks around the world. The use of remote sensin...

Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention

Treatment with the oral antiviral Tamiflu (oseltamivir) and prophylaxis for people exposed to infected patients could be one of the most cost-effective strategies for reducing illness and death during an influenza pandemic. According to modelling research presented by Beate Sander, University of T...

Recurrence of a flu pandemic similar to infamous 1918 flu could kill 62 million

In recent years, health professionals and the general public alike have been acutely aware of the potential ravages that could result from a flu pandemic. Although many people might still recall the pandemics of 1968 and 1957, it is the infamous 1918-1920 pandemic--and the possibility of a recurren...

Air travel and pandemic flu

Restricting air travel from countries where there is a serious influenza outbreak will do little to hold back the spread of the infection, according to the findings of a study conducted at the UK Health Protection Agency and published in the journal PLoS Medicine. Sometimes a new type of influez...

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Pandemic in Biological Technology

Medicago's H1N1 pandemic vaccine candidate shows positive response in 100% of vaccinated animals after a single dose

QUEBEC CITY, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Medicago Inc. (TSX-V: MDG) a biotechnology company focused on developing highly effective and affordable vaccines based on proprietary manufacturing technologies and Virus-Like Particles (VLPs), today announced that it has achieved additional positive ...

ImmuneRegen BioSciences Confirms Homspera's Therapeutic Anti-Influenza Effect on Pandemic H1N1 Influenza Virus After Oral Administration

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ImmuneRegen BioSciences(R), a wholly owned subsidiary of IR BioSciences Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: IRBS), reports preliminary evidence that its selective Neurokinin 1-receptor agonist Homspera(R) is both active on ora...

FDA Grants First Authorization of a Commercial 2009 H1N1 Flu Test for use During Pandemic Flu Emergency to Quest Diagnostics' Focus Diagnostics Business

MADISON, N.J., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX ), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an emergency use authorization to the...

Sinovac Initiates Dosing in Human Clinical Trial of Panflu for Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1)

BEIJING, July 22 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NYSE AMEX: SVA ), a leading provider of vaccines in China, today announced that it has initiated dosing today in its clinical trial of various Panflu vaccine candidates for pandemic influenza A (H1N1). Results are expected in Septem...

Australia: Face Mask That Kills Swine Flu Readied for Australian Pandemic Fight

HONG KONG, June 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- With a four-fold increase in swine flu cases within the last week, Filligent, the Australian-led biotech company, is mobilizing stocks of its anti-infective BioMask to help combat the spread of Influenza A (H1N1) across Australia. The BioMask is the firs...

Schering-Plough Announces Collaboration With World Health Organization to Provide Access to Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Technology to Developing Countries

KENILWORTH, N.J. and BOXMEER, Netherlands, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP ) today announced a license agreement between Nobilon, Schering-Plough's human vaccine business unit, and the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide access to pandemic influenz...

Lentigen Corporation and PATH Announce Partnership on Innovative Vaccine for Pandemic Influenza

Partnership will accelerate research of potential vaccine for low-resource countries SEATTLE, and GAITHERSBURG, Md., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The biotech company Lentigen Corporation and the nonprofit global health organization PATH announced today a partnership to accelerate research on a ...

Vical and AnGes MG Sign Letter of Intent for Pandemic Influenza Program

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vical Incorporated (Nasdaq: VICL) and AnGes MG, Inc., have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent indicating their mutual interest to license the development and marketing rights for Vical's pandemic influenza DNA vaccines in Japan to AnGes. AnGes pla...

McCain and Obama on Bio-threat Detection and Pandemic Response: QualSec Weighs in

NanoNose Offers the Technology Both Candidates Think is Crucial Chapel Hill, NC (PRWEB) September 23, 2008 -- Electronic nose innovator QualSec (OTC: QLSC.OB) has noted the recent responses from presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain at http://www.scienced...

GlaxoSmithKline Offers New Purchasing Options to Help Employers Overcome Barriers to Pandemic Stockpiling of Relenza(R)

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) announced today the launch of the RELENZA(R) (zanamivir) Inhalation Powder Pandemic Readiness for Employers Program (P.R.E.P.) that enables businesses two options when stockpiling RELENZA in preparation for an influenz...
Pandemic in Biological Definition

Antigenic shift

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Avian influenza

...and highly lethal in humans. Such a subtype could cause a global influenza pandemic , similar to the Spanish Flu that killed over 20 million people in 1918 (...where it can be transmitted from human to human. It is at that point that a pandemic becomes likely. The first cases of avian influenza passed from birds to ...

Outbreak

...oradic (occasional occurrence), endemic (regular cases often occurring in a region), epidemic (an unusually high number of cases in a region), or pandemic (a global epidemic). Major human epidemic viruses include influenza , Human Immunodeficiancy Virus ( HIV ), measles , and rubella . Smallpox ...
Pandemic in Biological Dictionary

Avian influenza

...... against avian influenza . With three new human cases of avian influenza (H5N1) ... Official U.S. government website for information on pandemic flu , swine flu , and avian influenza . Antibodies against H5 and H9 avian influenza among poultry workers in China ... Reassortment betwe...

Antigenic shift

.... Antigenic shift is an abrupt, major change in the influenza A viruses, resulting ... Antigenic shift is the mechanism whereby new human pandemic strains arise. ... The Influenza Virus Antigenic Drift Antigenic Shift Host Specificity Protective ... Antigenic shift can take place in ...
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