Earlier initiation of treatment with Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate) is associated with greater reduction in illness duration, symptom severity and secondary complications in children with influenza.
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European Commission was informed by the Czech authorities of a suspected outbreak of avian influenza in the Pardubicky Region, in the centre of the country.
World Health Organization is working with vaccine manufacturers to move ahead on plans to create a global stockpile of vaccine for the H5N1 avian influenza virus.
HHS announced the award of two contracts to expand the domestic influenza vaccine manufacturing capacity that could be used in the event of a potential influenza pandemic.
As surely as hurricane season makes its annual appearance, so does flu shot season, to be followed just a surely by influenza itself, spreading its misery, costing the economy billions, and killing thousands of Americans.
China Aoxing Pharmaceutical received formal approval from the China State Food and Drug Administration for the clinical study of Codeine Phosphate Compound Medicine for cold and flu treatment.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued final recommendations to increase the supply of safe and effective influenza vaccines for both seasonal and pandemic use.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to help prevent students and staff from catching seasonal flu, and to collaborate on pandemic flu preparedness.
Antibodies, derived from immune cells from recent human survivors of H5N1 avian influenza, successfully treat H5N1-infected mice as well as protect them from an otherwise lethal dose of the virus.
The U.S. Department of Health has launched the Pandemic Flu Leadership Blog, a five-week-long blog about pandemic preparedness.
World Health Assembly has adopted a resolution on pandemic influenza preparedness that makes clear that Member States must continue to share influenza specimens and viruses with the WHO's Global Influenza Surveillance Network.
The bird flu situation in Bangladesh remains serious and the country will have to engage in a long-term strategic campaign against Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in order to get the spreading H5N1 virus under control.
The U.S. Department of Labor has unveiled new safety and health guidance that will help healthcare workers and their employers prepare for a possible influenza pandemic.
Floridians should wash their hands often, cover their cough or sneeze with an arm or tissue, and stay home when they are sick.
Avir Green Hills Biotechnology started the first clinical phase I study for their novel influenza vaccine "FLUVACC".
In planning for a future influenza pandemic, most experts agree that two things are known for certain - there will be another pandemic someday, and nobody can predict when.
In the worse case scenario, a pandemic of influenza in the United Kingdom would cause 750,000 excess deaths and giving local authorities responsibility for implementing pandemic flu plans may not be the best policy.
The University Hygienic Laboratory is using a game-board approach to promote pandemic-influenza awareness in each of Iowa's six emergency preparedness regions.
When H5N1 was thought to be quiescent in 2006, in a prospective open trial, FluForecast, a software program which measures virus gene proteins, predicted high human mortality H5N1 outbreaks to come.
Regular as clockwork, the flu arrives every year and 5 to 20 percent of the U.S. population on average will come down with it. About 36,000 people will die.
CDC released interim advice to the public about the use of facemasks and respirators in certain public (non-occupational) settings during an influenza pandemic.
Regular as clockwork, the flu arrives every year, and 5 to 20 percent of the U.S. population on average will come down with it.
The Kentucky Department for Public Health has released an updated state pandemic influenza (flu) readiness plan aimed at protecting Kentucky residents in the event of a worldwide epidemic of flu.
A new Harris Poll suggests that the flu vaccine used before last winter may have been less effective than the vaccines used in some previous years.
Scientists have designed a new, interactive map of the spread of the avian flu virus (H5N1) that for the first time incorporates genetic, geographic and evolutionary information that may help predict where the next outbreak of the virus is likely to occur.