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  • ACIP Recommendations for Use of Seasonal Influenza Vaccines
    The Aug. 7, 2015 issue of the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) provides a report that updates the 2014 recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding the use of seasonal influenza vaccines. Updated information for the ...More
    August 25, 2015 Posted in News
  • Influenza Vaccines Provide Moderate Protection Throughout the Entire Flu Season
    Individuals who received the flu vaccine were protected for up to six months post-vaccination, the duration of most flu seasons, according to a study presented at the 2015 International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases. Each flu season, researchers work to ...More
    August 24, 2015 Posted in News
  • New Study Makes Major Advance Toward More Effective, Long-Lasting Flu Vaccine
    Scientists from the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson have found a way to induce antibodies to fight a wide range of influenza subtypes—work that could one day eliminate the need for repeated seasonal ...More
    August 24, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Backs Flu Vaccinations for Elderly
    A new study of the records of millions of nursing home residents affirms the value of influenza vaccination among the elderly. The Brown University analysis found that between 2000 and 2009, the better matched the vaccine was for the influenza strain going around, the fewer ...More
    August 24, 2015 Posted in News
  • School Vacations, Humidity Linked to Waves of Influenza in Mexico During the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic
    Scientists studying the 2009 A/H1N1 influenza pandemic have found that the inconsistent regional timing of pandemic waves in Mexico was the result of interactions between school breaks and regional variations in humidity. The research published in PLOS Computational ...More
    August 20, 2015 Posted in News
  • Cell Phones Help Track Flu on Campus
    New methods for analyzing personal health and lifestyle data captured through wearable devices or smartphone apps can help identify college students at risk of catching the flu, say researchers at Duke University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. With help ...More
    August 18, 2015 Posted in News
  • Flu Could Be Prevented Without a Vaccine Someday, Scientists Suggest
    Researchers have discovered a way to trigger a preventive response to a flu infection without any help from the usual players – the virus itself or interferon, a powerful infection fighter. The finding, in both mouse and human cells, suggests that manipulating a ...More
    August 12, 2015 Posted in News
  • Researchers Develop a Better Flu Vaccine
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers say they have developed a method that could make a nasal spray flu vaccine effective for those under 2 and over 49 – two groups for which the vaccine is not approved. By studying the weakened flu virus ...More
    August 10, 2015 Posted in News
  • Computer Model Forecasts Flu Outbreaks in a Subtropical Climate
    Scientists at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the School of Public Health of Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong have shown for the first time that it is possible to predict the timing and intensity of influenza outbreaks ...More
    July 31, 2015 Posted in News
  • Adjuvants Improve Immune Response to H7N9 Flu Vaccine
    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 doses of an inactivated H7N9 influenza vaccine, with AS03-adjuvanted ...More
    July 21, 2015 Posted in News