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.
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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.
Fairfax County will present the seminar "Keeping Your Business Healthy: Strategies for Small Businesses During an Influenza Pandemic" to small businesses throughout Fairfax County in May and June in a series of presentations at Board of Supervisors district offices.
Novartis has received a positive opinion supporting European Union approval of its cell culture-derived seasonal influenza vaccine Optaflu, which is aiming to become the first influenza vaccine to utilize a mammalian cell line, rather than chicken eggs, for antigen production.
The approval by the FDA of the first U.S. H5N1 influenza vaccine for use in humans is a sign of progress in our ongoing efforts to protect the American people from a pandemic.
The following report details influenza activity in Manitoba from the start of the 2006/2007 flu season. No new cases of influenza A have been reported in the province since last week. To date there have been 72 laboratory-confirmed cases of Influenza in the province.
The Texas Legislature should fill the request to protect a fourth of the state's population against an avian flu pandemic by purchasing an additional 2.3 million courses of antivirals at the Federally discounted price.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the first approval in the United States of a vaccine for humans against the H5N1 influenza virus, commonly known as avian or bird flu.
Sanofi pasteur receives first U.S. license for a vaccine against avian influenza in humans marking an important milestone in pandemic preparedness.
Flu pandemic preparedness is a key concern for many businesses.
The Governor's Task Force for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness has given formal recommendations to the Governor on ways to help minimize the impact anticipated in the event of a serious influenza pandemic.
The emergence of drug-resistant influenza B should draw attention to the importance of continual monitoring of strains over time and to the need for frequent rethinking of policies for use of antiviral drugs.
Despite substantial progress in global bird flu efforts to bring the deadly H5N1 avian influenza virus under control, the disease continues to spread to new countries and to new areas in some countries where containment has not been successful.
Researchers studying influenza transmission patterns in the Southern Hemisphere and in tropical areas, specifically Brazil, uncovered the unexpected finding that each season influenza travels from low populated regions near the equator to the more populated centers.
During times of crisis, many people turn to leaders in their faith community for guidance and support. This was true during Hurricane Katrina and it will likely be true again during an emergency such as pandemic influenza.
Manchester NHS is celebrating the success of its winter campaign to ensure that at least 70 percent of people aged over 65 received their flu jabs.
Antibiotics are prescribed for approximately 82 percent of acute sinus infections and nearly 70 percent of chronic sinus infections, despite the fact that viruses are by far the most frequent cause of this condition.
The New Mexico Department of Health announced that a 41 year old female from Lea County and a 4 year old boy and a 77 year old female both from Bernalillo County have died from flu complications.\n\n
The University Hygienic Laboratory is assisting clinical laboratories throughout Iowa that perform rapid influenza testing to prepare for their role in a pandemic influenza outbreak with a two-part influenza surveillance and biosafety program.
Amendments are being proposed to four pieces of legislation to ensure government is able to respond effectively to an influenza pandemic.
Community Health Partners and the Iowa Department of Public Health recommend influenza vaccination to reduce risk of secondary infections such as meningitis and pneumonia.
The DuPage County Health Department is proposing an innovative public health program to seek community partnerships and better serve DuPage County residents with greater access to influenza vaccinations during thenext flu season in 2007-2008.
An influenza pandemic could strike everywhere simultaneously, and it probably won't be possible to get help from other states or the federal government.