influenza pandemic

Universal flu vaccine shows promise


June 8th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) A universal flu vaccine targeting a protein common to all strains of influenza A has safely produced an immune response in humans. If proven effective, the ... Read more...

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Hyperactive immune system kills adults during pandemic flu


December 6th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) A study suggests that people are made critically ill, or even killed, by their own immune response during H1N1 flu pandemic. Fernando Polack, associate professor of paediatrics at ... Read more...

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Scientists explore 1510 influenza pandemic and lessons learned


November 13th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, have explored the 1510 pandemic and what we have learned since ... Read more...

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2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza vaccine protects mice from 1918 flu virus


June 16th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): In a study on rodents, researchers found that a 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza vaccine nullified the effect of 1918 flu virus.Led by Dr. Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, of Mount Sinai ... Read more...

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Kids respond better to recommended swine flu vaccine


May 28th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): In the first head to head study of the two H1N1 vaccines used in the UK during the recent pandemic has found that the adjuvanted split virus vaccine ... Read more...

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Chicken antibodies may help prevent H5N1 pandemic


April 20th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): A new research has shown that antibodies in common eggs laid by hens vaccinated against the H5N1 virus can potentially prevent a possible H5N1 pandemic.According to researchers, their ... Read more...

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UN: Bird flu still poses global threat


April 16th, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – According to a United Nations (UN) health expert, the bird flu virus still persists in five countries, and poses a continuing threat to global animal and human ... Read more...

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Bird flu threat persists in Bangladesh (Lead)


April 16th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 16 (IANS/AKI) The deadly H5N1 avian flu virus or bird flu persists in five countries including Bangladesh, posing a threat to global animal and human health. The UN Food and Agriculture ... Read more...

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Bird flu: Threat persists in five countries


April 16th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 16 (IANS/AKI) The deadly H5N1 avian flu virus has been eradicated in almost all the 63 countries it infected at the peak of the world outbreak in 2006, but persists ... Read more...

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WHO retracts admission that swine flu was exaggerated (Second Lead)


April 6th, 2010 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) A few hours after a senior World Health Organisation (WHO) official Tuesday admitted that swine flu scare was exaggerated, the UN agency issued a statement, defending its ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to cooperate in curbing communicable diseases


February 14th, 2010 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) India and Bangladesh, in a meeting between the two countries' health ministers, have agreed on the need for "better cooperation" to contain cross-border transmission of communicable ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to try for common immunization days in the region


February 14th, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Feb 14(ANI): An Indian delegation led by Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday called on Bangladesh Health Minister Professor A.F.M. Ruhal Haque for bilateral discussion ... Read more...

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Swine flu hits 57 million Americans, kills 17,000


February 13th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) The deadly H1N1 influenza virus, also known as swine flu, may have affected more than 57 million Americans and killed as many as 17,000 of ... Read more...

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WHO justifies its swine flu warning


January 27th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): WHO officials have denied accusations that swine flu was declared a pandemic under an improper influence from drug firms.Countries rushed to order thousands of vaccine doses when the ... Read more...

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India asks WHO to explain swine flu alarm


January 20th, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) India Wednesday asked the World Health Organisation (WHO) to explain reports that the swine flu was a "false pandemic". Union Health Secretary K. Sujatha Rao, who is attending ... Read more...

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Short-term school closures may worsen flu pandemics


December 31st, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) Closing schools for less than a fortnight during a flu pandemic may actually increase infection rates and prolong an epidemic. These findings by University of Pittsburgh researchers, based on ... Read more...

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Vaccination, social distancing may dampen H1N1 influenza effect


December 4th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A new Canadian epidemiological modelling study suggests that vaccination, antivirals and social distancing may help in reducing the impact of H1N1 virus.Researchers examined data from laboratory-confirmed cases of ... Read more...

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Rapid vaccine rollout effective in reducing H1N1 influenza virus attack rate


October 14th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): A simulation model of a pandemic outbreak developed by Canadian researchers has shown that timely steps, especially the quick distribution of vaccines, can help limit and reduce the ... Read more...

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Aspirin misuse behind high death toll during 1918-1919 flu pandemic


October 3rd, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 3 (ANI): The high death toll during the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic might be attributed to the misuse of aspirin, says an article.Published in the online edition of Clinical Infectious ... Read more...

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China becomes first country to be ready with H1N1 vaccine


September 9th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Sep. 9 (ANI): With the release of first batch of the H1N1 vaccine, the Chinese Health Ministry has announced the country's vaccination plan against the influenza pandemic.China has become the first ... Read more...

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Letter Shows The Possible Link Between The New Swine Flu Jab And Guillain Barre Syndrome


August 16th, 2009 - 10:50 pm ICT by GD
According to the sources The Health Protection Agency has ordered the doctors to check for increases in a brain disorder known as Guillain Barre syndrome once the national vaccination program commences.The letters ... Read more...

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North American Leaders’ Declaration on H1N1 - Three Amigos Summit


August 11th, 2009 - 1:52 am ICT by admin
GUADALAJARA, Mexico (BNO NEWS) -- "Building on the strong record of our trilateral cooperation during the spring of this year, we will remain vigilant and pledge to continue our close collaboration in ... Read more...

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Anti-virals may not work for elderly swine flu victims


July 28th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) If the current swine flu pandemic behaves like the 1918 flu, anti-viral treatment may not be very effective in the case of those above 65, according to the ... Read more...

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Three more swine flu cases detected in South Africa


June 30th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, June 30 (IANS) Three more cases of swine flu have been detected in South Africa, bringing the total number of cases to seven, health officials said. The three affected people recently returned ... Read more...

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Seven students test positive for swine flu, parents anxious


June 16th, 2009 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): Seven of nine students of an educational institution in Jalandhar, Punjab, who recently visited NASA, as part of an academic tour, have tested positive for swine flu. ... Read more...

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World now in early days of 2009 influenza pandemic


June 12th, 2009 - 3:38 am ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantThe World Health Organization (WHO) declared on 11 June 2009 that 'swine' flu (or influenza caused by H1N1 virus) is a pandemic."On the basis of available evidence, and these expert ... Read more...

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WHO declares swine flu a pandemic - Full country statistics


June 12th, 2009 - 2:09 am ICT by John Le Fevre
The worlds peak health body, the World Health Organization (WHO), has raised the alert level for influenza A(H1N1), or swine flu, to the maximum level of six, declaring the virus a ... Read more...

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WHO raises swine flu alert to highest pandemic level (Lead)


June 12th, 2009 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, June 11 (DPA) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Thursday raised its alert against influenza A (H1N1) to the highest Phase 6, declaring it to be a pandemic. "The scientific criteria for an ... Read more...

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WHO concludes emergency meeting; pandemic declaration expected


June 11th, 2009 - 7:55 pm ICT by admin
GENEVA (BNO NEWS) -- The World Health Organization concluded an emergency meeting on Thursday afternoon and is expected to declare a full scale swine flu pandemic within hours, BNO News has learned."The ... Read more...

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Most health workers may stay away during pandemic


May 14th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 14 (IANS) As many as 85 percent of healthcare workers may stay off work if an influenza pandemic struck a country, according to a survey. The results suggest that levels ... Read more...

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FDA Approves New Influenza Vaccine Production Facility


May 7th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by admin
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it has approved a new manufacturing facility used to produce influenza virus vaccines. The facility is approved for seasonal influenza vaccine ... Read more...

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WHO reports 1,516 confirmed cases of swine flu


May 6th, 2009 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 6 (DPA) The World Health Organization (WHO) Wednesday confirmed 1,516 cases of the influenza A(H1N1) virus, which is better known as swine flu, in 22 countries. Mexico reported 822 laboratory-confirmed cases, ... Read more...

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‘Aliens’ who carry virus: Xenophobic face of new flu in US


May 6th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Silvia Ayuso Washington, May 6 (DPA) The influenza A (H1N1) flu virus came from Mexicans, most likely Mexicans who are in the US illegally: the comment, spiced up with references to ... Read more...

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Swine flu vaccine could take seven months, says official


May 2nd, 2009 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (DPA) Development of a vaccine against the H1N1 swine flu could take at least seven months, the head of the Pan American Health Organisation Mirta Roses-Periago has said. The top ... Read more...

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Surveillance and personal hygiene key to ward off swine flu


May 1st, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Doctors representing various professional organisations and systems of medicine on Friday spelt out the preparedness to deal with the outbreak of the H1N1 virus, commonly known as ... Read more...

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