News related to Relenza (Zanamivir) and/or conditions it is approved for
Parent Perceptions of School Located Influenza Vaccination
Source: Medscape Headlines [2015.11.27]
School-located influenza vaccination programs have the potential to mass-vaccinate all enrolled children, but will parents give consent?
Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
Avian influenza expert raises concerns as USDA stockpiles vaccines
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2015.11.27]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is creating a stockpile of avian influenza vaccines, but an expert suggests careful consideration of the strategy and cautions that the strain of the next...
FDA approves first seasonal influenza vaccine containing an adjuvant
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2015.11.25]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Fluad, the first seasonal influenza vaccine containing an adjuvant.
FDA OKs Fluad, First Seasonal Influenza Vaccine With an Adjuvant
Source: Medscape Allergy & Clinical Immunology Headlines [2015.11.24]
The adjuvant helps the vaccine trigger a stronger immune response in the elderly, who 'bear the greatest burden of severe influenza disease.'
Flu Shots - Next Big Influenza Outbreak
Source: MedicineNet Flu Vaccination Specialty [2015.10.13]
Title: Flu Shots - Next Big Influenza Outbreak
Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on Symptoms
Created: 10/28/1999 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/13/2015 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Bioterrorism Specialty [2015.10.07]
Title: Flu (Influenza)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/7/2015 12:00:00 AM
Rapidly assessing the next influenza pandemic
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2015.09.25]
Influenza pandemics are potentially the most serious natural catastrophes that affect the human population.
'Immune Camouflage' may explain H7N9 influenza vaccine failure
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2015.09.24]
The avian influenza A (H7N9) virus has been a major concern since the first outbreak in China in 2013.
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).
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?
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.
UGA researchers identify essential component of antiviral defense
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2015.11.09]
Infectious disease researchers at the University of Georgia have identified a signaling protein critical for host defense against influenza infection.
Penn-led research elucidates genetics behind Salmonella's host specificity
Source: Veterinary News From Medical News Today [2015.11.03]
It's called bird flu for a reason. Particular characteristics about the influenza virus known as H5N1 allow it to primarily affect avifauna, though in some worrying cases the disease has been passed...
Flu vaccine reduces hospitalizations and deaths among nursing home residents
Source: Caregivers / Homecare News From Medical News Today [2015.09.09]
When the influenza vaccine is well matched to the prevailing strains of flu in a given season, patients in nursing homes are significantly less likely to be hospitalized or to die of pneumonia and...
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...
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...
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.