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Flu and Cold
With the onging threat of a global influenza pandemic demanding continued vigilance health officials around the globe are meeting in Geneva to review the current WHO pandemic preparedness guidance.
Following confirmation of the avian influenza virus subtype as H7N7, the Health Protection Agency has reviewed actions taken in the Oxfordshire poultry farm outbreak.
Human monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) - highly specific, identical, infection-fighting proteins produced in large quantities in the lab in cell lines that are derived from a single cell - against influenza can be rapidly produced in the lab.
GlaxoSmithKline announced the approval by European regulators on its new flu vaccine.
Do influenza viruses persist in low levels year-round in the northern and southern hemispheres, or does a new crop of the virus emerge afresh in tropical zones such as Southeast Asia before spreading into temperate regions around the globe?
Novavax has received positive results from an immunogenicity study in ferrets inoculated with the company's trivalent seasonal influenza vaccine candidate. These findings will enable Novavax to complete its planned investigational new drug (IND) application to support initiation of a Phase II clinical trial targeted to begin in the third quarter of this year.