News related to Relenza (Zanamivir) and/or conditions it is approved for
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...
Bird Flu (Avian Influenza, Avian Flu)
Source: MedicineNet amantadine Specialty [2015.03.19]
Title: Bird Flu (Avian Influenza, Avian Flu)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 10/25/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2015 12:00:00 AM
Key to blocking influenza virus may lie in a cell's own machinery
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2015.02.17]
Viruses are masters of outsourcing, entrusting their fundamental function - reproduction - to the host cells they infect. But it turns out this highly economical approach also creates vulnerability.
Institute for Glycomics combats human parainfluenza virus
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2015.02.14]
Gold Coast research has made a giant leap forward in understanding one of the most common causes of respiratory infections worldwide.
Low influenza vaccination rates among nursing home employees put residents at risk, study finds
Source: Caregivers / Homecare News From Medical News Today [2015.01.29]
Influenza is associated with as many as 7,300 deaths annually in nursing home residents, but the vaccination rate for nursing home staff is only 54 percent, according to a study in the American...
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...
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.
Emerging diseases likely to be more harmful in similar species
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2015.03.18]
When viruses such as influenza and Ebola jump from one species to another, their ability to cause harm can change dramatically, but research from the University of Cambridge shows that it may be...
Enhanced flu protection: Four beats three
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2015.03.17]
Adding a second strain of B flu lessens likelihood of mismatched vaccineA flu vaccine given just under the surface of the skin that includes four strains of inactivated influenza could be more...
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.
The risk of H7N9 infection is mapped in Asia
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.06.19]
Since 2013, two epidemic waves of avian influenza H7N9 human infections have affected China, with over 400 human cases reported to date, a case fatality rate of approximately 30%, and no human to...
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.