News related to Relenza (Zanamivir) and/or conditions it is approved for
Viral commuters: How influenza viruses use transportation systems in the US
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2015.06.19]
In increasingly mobile modern societies, long-distance transmission can rapidly spread pathogens.
Seasonal influenza vaccination of children predicted to be highly cost-effective in Thailand
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2015.05.27]
Seasonal influenza vaccination of children is likely to represent good short-term value for money in Thailand, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine.
Bird Flu (Avian Influenza, Avian Flu)
Source: MedicineNet oseltamivir Specialty [2015.05.26]
Title: Bird Flu (Avian Influenza, Avian Flu)
Category: Symptoms and Signs
Created: 5/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Vaccines developed for H5N1, H7N9 avian influenza strains
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2015.05.25]
A recent study with Kansas State University researchers details vaccine development for two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans.
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) - Arizona taking steps to protect poultry
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2015.04.24]
The Arizona Department of Agriculture is working with large and small poultry farmers in the state concerning the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).
Midwest Canine Influenza outbreak caused by new strain of virus
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2015.04.16]
The canine influenza outbreak afflicting more than 1,000 dogs in Chicago and other parts of the Midwest is caused by a different strain of the virus than was earlier assumed, according to...
Study maps travel of H7 influenza genes
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2015.01.25]
Influenza has a long history of being one of the most deadly diseases to afflict humanity, but what exactly makes it so dangerous?
Source: MedicineNet Bioterrorism Specialty [2015.01.15]
Title: Flu (Influenza)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/15/2015 12:00:00 AM
New candidate vaccine against risky avian influenza
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.11.26]
The avian influenza (bird flu) virus of the H5N1 subtype continues to infect people, especially in South-Eastern Asia.
Plant MIR2911 - 'Virological penicillin' directly targets influenza A viruses
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.10.08]
In a new study, Chen-Yu Zhang's group at Nanjing University present an extremely novel finding that a plant microRNA, MIR2911, which is enriched in honeysuckle, directly targets influenza A viruses...
Forecasting flu outbreaks in a subtropical climate
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2015.07.30]
Worldwide, influenza kills an estimated 250,000 to 500,000 people each year.
Adjuvants improve immune response to H7N9 flu vaccine
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2015.07.22]
In a phase 2 trial that included nearly 1,000 adults, the AS03 and MF59 adjuvants (a component that improves immune response of inactivated influenza vaccines) increased the immune responses to two...
Virus-like particle vaccine protects mice from many flu strains
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2015.07.22]
NIAID research could aid development of universal flu vaccineA vaccine that protects against a wide variety of influenza viruses (a so-called universal flu vaccine) is a critical public health...
Pneumonia investment doesn't match mortality burden
Source: Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today [2015.07.15]
Research spend still relatively low, despite recent risesUK investment in pneumonia research is lacking when compared to spending on influenza and tuberculosis, according to a new study by...
Universal flu vaccine steps closer
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2015.07.06]
Researchers have revealed a mechanism within the immune response that could be exploited by scientists to improve existing vaccines against influenza.
Wistar scientists pinpoint mutations responsible for ineffective 2014-2015 flu vaccine
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2015.06.26]
A phenomenon known as 'antigenic drift' has caused mutations to accumulate and prevent antibodies from attaching themselves to the virusViruses like influenza have the ability to mutate over...
Virus evolution and human behavior shape global patterns of flu movement
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2015.06.09]
The global movement patterns of all four seasonal influenza viruses are illustrated in research published June 8 in the journal Nature, providing a detailed account of country-to-country virus spread...
Why you need one vaccine for measles and many for the flu
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2015.05.22]
While the influenza virus mutates constantly and requires a yearly shot that offers a certain percentage of protection, old reliable measles needs only a two-dose vaccine during childhood for...
Scientists crack memory code for flu-killing 'assassin' cells in quest for one-shot flu 'jab' for life
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2015.05.14]
A University of Melbourne-led research team has cracked the riddle of how flu-killing immunity cells memorise distinct strains of influenza, which could lead to novel cellular memory-implant...
Circulation of highly pathogenic avian flu in North American birds
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2015.04.08]
Viral changes make current situation more complexHighly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 viruses of Eurasian origin continue to circulate and evolve in North American wild birds.The U.S.
Scripps Research Institute study shows 2 new flu strains do not yet easily infect humans
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2015.03.14]
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have analyzed a key protein from two influenza strains that recently began causing sporadic infections among people in China and Taiwan.
New compound protects 100 percent of ferrets, mice, from H5N1
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2015.03.07]
Since 2003, the H5N1 influenza virus, more commonly known as the bird flu, has been responsible for the deaths of millions of chickens and ducks and has infected more than 650 people, leading to a 60...
Avian flu in Hong Kong hospital controlled by infection control preparedness measures
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2015.01.07]
A proactive infection prevention plan implemented widely in a Hong Kong healthcare system was a significant factor preventing the spread of influenza strain A H7N9, otherwise known as Avian flu.
Some flu viruses potentially more dangerous than others
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.11.21]
Certain subtypes of avian influenza viruses have the potential to cause more severe disease in humans than other avian influenza subtypes and should be monitored carefully to prevent spread of...
Moving toward eradication of H5N1 bird flu
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.11.04]
A University of Adelaide-led project has developed a new test that can distinguish between birds that have been vaccinated against the H5N1 strain of avian influenza virus or "bird flu" with those...
Naturally acquired mutations in the avian H3N8 flu virus allow the infection to spread in mammals via respiratory droplets
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.09.05]
A study led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists found the avian influenza A H3N8 virus that killed harbor seals along the New England coast can spread through respiratory droplets and...
Vaccination against H5N1 flu virus generates broadly reactive antibodies
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.08.27]
Vaccine researchers have developed a strategy aimed at generating broadly cross-reactive antibodies against the influenza virus: embrace the unfamiliar.
Higher dose of flu vaccine improves response in elderly
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Infections
High-dose influenza vaccines may increase elderly patients' immune response without significant adverse effects.