News related to Relenza (Zanamivir) and/or conditions it is approved for
New study explains why MRSA 'superbug' kills influenza patients
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2016.08.16]
Researchers have discovered that secondary infection with the Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacterium (or "superbug") often kills influenza patients because the flu virus...
St. Jude researchers pinpoint key influenza-fighting immune trigger
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2016.08.15]
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital immunologists have identified the protein trigger in the body's quick-reaction innate immune system that specifically recognizes the influenza virus in...
Additives to boost vaccine responses not sufficient to protect obese mice from influenza
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2016.08.03]
Adjuvants - ingredients added to vaccinations for influenza and other viruses to help boost their effectiveness - can increase a host's immune response but not enough to protect the obese against...
Source: MedicineNet Bioterrorism Specialty [2016.04.28]
Title: Flu (Influenza)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
Flu Symptoms (Influenza Symptoms): Signs, Duration, Complications
Source: Body Aches News From Medical News Today [2016.02.05]
Find out all about the signs and symptoms of influenza, the seasonal respiratory illness that is commonly referred to as flu. Flu is most common between December and February.
Prime-boost H7N9 influenza vaccine concept promising in clinical trial
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2015.12.10]
In clinical trials, several candidate H7N9 pandemic influenza vaccines made from inactivated viruses have been shown to be safe and to generate an immune response.
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...
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?
Flu Vaccine in Pregnancy: Effect on Illness in the Infant
Source: Medscape Allergy & Clinical Immunology Headlines [2016.08.25]
Many influenza-like illnesses in offspring could be prevented by vaccinating pregnant women.
Flu vaccine uptake slightly higher in provinces that allow vaccination by pharmacists
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2016.08.09]
People who live in provinces with policies that allow pharmacists to administer influenza vaccines are more likely to be vaccinated, according to a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association...
ACIP votes down use of LAIV for 2016-2017 flu season
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2016.06.23]
CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) today voted that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the "nasal spray" flu vaccine, should not be used during the...
One in five rheumatoid arthritis patients missing recommended flu jab
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2016.05.03]
Research from The University of Manchester has found a shortfall in the uptake of influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations among those diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), potentially increasing...
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.
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.