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Vaccines Aren't Just for Kids
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Bird Flu Crosses Strait to Taiwan
hospitalized four days later. But initial tests for H7N9 were negative, with official confirmation from Taiwan's National Influenza Center coming more than two weeks after his trip April 24. "Physicians are once again reminded to report suspected cases
Deadly Bird Flu Spreading in China, Unclear How
one laboratory scientist to aid in the investigation, according to Dr. Joe Bresee, lead epidemiologist in the agency's influenza division. "The working assumption is that the infection is due to exposure to infected poultry. However, I would not close
Hong Kong Screening Chinese Poultry for Bird Flu
People in Hong Kong love fresh chicken. I mean really fresh chicken. The culinary preference is to buy a live chicken right before you're ready to cook it. The man in the stall kills it, cleans it, and off you go. But this love of fresh poultry is countered by a healthy respect for bird flu.
Bird Flu a 'Truly Nasty Virus'
some of the world's leading experts on influenza . This new strain worries them for several of bird flu called H5N1. Normally, influenza viruses infect only one species: bird paying very close attention any time an influenza virus crosses species. Those crossover
H7N9 Bird Flu Death Toll Rises to 8
virus's genetic code rather than the virus itself, a first for the agency, according to Nancy Cox, head of the CDC's influenza division. Although H7N9 is more easily transmittable from birds to humans than H1N1, Cox said she expects to see limited
U.S. Developing Bird Flu Vaccine as Death Toll in China Rises to 5
scientists are working on a bird flu vaccine amid an outbreak in China taken whenever a new novel influenza virus is detected in humans This is the first time avian influenza A viruses, also known as Whenever there is a new strain of influenza identified that can cause
Flu Prevention Saves Lives, Money
nationwide influenza surge that of seasonal flu vaccines and enable virus used for flu vaccine in 1,250 emergency, flu vaccine can now be response to influenza continues and better flu vaccines for more than
Sundance, Inauguration Organizers Brace for Flu
sickened by an early and nasty wave of influenza , according to the U.S. Centers for of 33 states reporting high levels of influenza activity. And Park City, home to roughly survive on skin and other surfaces. "And influenza can be spread by someone who's not
Businesses Cashing in on Flu Season
Walgreens. Walgreens adds they've had shortages of the flu vaccine at some locations, but have generally been able to restock pharmaceutical companies like Novartis, which produces a flu vaccine . "We're seeing a surge in pharmaceutical stocks over the
Childhood Vaccine Schedule Safe, IOM Says
Existing evidence suggests the childhood immunization schedule is safe, although research looking for potential safety concerns should continue, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine. The 14 committee members who looked into the issue acknowledged that vaccines carry some risks --
4 Flu Vaccine Myths Busted
misgivings people have about getting the flu vaccine . Medical experts from Boston Children's Flu Shot is 100 percent effective " Flu vaccines are like seat belts and air bags. They're current flu shots contain strains of the influenza virus grown in eggs. The experts on
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Reduced Amount of Shots.' The heightened demand for the flu vaccine has caused some providers to run out of doses, however officials of the vaccine is at their location." A new supply of the flu vaccine is expected to arrive in stores early next week, Flower said
Short on the Swine Flu Vaccination
that only about a third of the Swine Flu vaccine in the country was counting on will are five companies making the Swine Flu vaccine for the US market health officials say finishing up production of seasonal flu vaccine . But the biggest problem has been howFederal officials now say that only about a third of the Swine Flu vaccine in the country was counting on will be available by mid October. That's when the mass vaccination campaign. Is scheduled to Begin.our country than we anticipated. There are five companies making the Swine Flu vaccine for the US market health officials say some of the delayed finishing up production of seasonal flu vaccine . But the biggest problem has been how slowly this particular Swine Flu virus grows inside -- the critical element of vaccine production.
Slow Production of H1N1 Vaccine
Dr. Besser discusses the growing frustration over the flu vaccine shortage.
Fearing Another Flu Vaccine Shortage
remember 36000. Americans die from the flu every year. It sends 200000. More to the hospital. The answer supposed to be a flu vaccine but last year as you remember there wasn't enough of that there was a shortage and so the questions who needs a flu shotsends 200000. More to the hospital. The answer supposed to be a flu vaccine but last year as you remember there wasn't enough of that there was a shortage and so the questions who needs a
When Should You Get A Flu Vaccine ?
Traditionally we've given influenza vaccines during a time period when influenza vaccine has been available to start getting influenza vaccine as soon as it's communities should have influenza vaccine starting to becomeTraditionally we've given influenza vaccines during a tight period of time in October and November each year. Mostly because we're trying to focus on high risk groups has been gradually expanded to wanting to immunize more and more people in the United States. We've also had to expand the time period when influenza vaccine has been available. And fortunately the pharmaceutical companies that make these products have been able to make more and more of the products each year and have been able to get them into the market earlier and earlier. We strongly encourage everybody to start getting influenza vaccine as soon as it's available in the market. Little children in particular since they require two doses of the vaccine in their first year receiving it really need to get started as soon as possible. Most communities should have influenza vaccine starting to become available in September and certainly by October almost everyone should have access to the -- -- We would encourage everyone whose interest in preventing themselves from getting influenza To contact their provider and find out when influenza vaccine will be available at their office and in their markets so that they can schedule a time. Become vaccinated as soon as possible. The immunity from the vaccine actually less for a substantial period of time. In past years people used to be concerned that the immunity would fade but -- much have much better data now. That supports that immunity actually can extend throughout the influenza season into the spring and in many cases actually into the following year. Still we want everybody to get influenza vaccine each and every year since the vaccine is slightly different from year to year and you want maximum protection for that upcoming
Doubt Over Swine Flu Vaccine
Health officials race to test an H1N1 vaccine before the flu season starts.
Your Flu Questions, Answered!
vaccines of the flu vaccine but the results Of the H1N1 . Vaccine . Will initially the Swine Flu vaccination . How and that the flu vaccine has arrived that the H1N1 vaccine does not receive the flu vaccines have theyand this was of a wide variety of vaccines -- of the flu vaccine but the results may may hold up. And it was very unexpected and -- change what I did as a pediatrician Iyou know I imagine it will be your local newspaper that the flu vaccine has arrived and keep looking for that and in the mean time. Practice those that prevention measures. Right now this one comes from SS in Portland. -- questions about the safety of the vaccine how do we know that the H1N1 vaccine does not have the same risk for increased incidence. Incidents of thinking on bar race syndrome my hope of traffic correctly that a bout with earlier similar flu vaccine . We'll -- -- syndrome is a very rare neurological complications that can root cause paralysis. So it is something that that help
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the Swine Flu vaccination . Could cause Or Swine Flu vaccine is it's the way the flu vaccines developed this the H1N1 . Vaccine in this country developing the H1N1 vaccine has developed develop the flu vaccine without usingwrites and asking. I received an email this morning saying the Swine Flu vaccination . Could cause cancer. Is this true now I have never heard of something you could cause cancer but I have to say. A lot of fellow moms out there are worried about the vaccination because it's sort of an unknown entity it's untested and I have heard lots of. Other rumors about it. Well the most important thing people need to know about the H1N1. Or Swine Flu vaccine is it's not even available yet. And won't be till mid October so we don't know what the risks are going tothe bad news issues not they're not candidates. But this -- the H1N1 . Vaccine in this country. That good news is that Novartis which is one of the companies that's developing the H1N1 vaccine has developed a breakthrough new technique. Where they can develop the flu vaccine without using. I -- ticket banks that bad news is it's not FDA approved in the United States so that's only for