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  • 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
    3 days ago 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
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • NIAID Research Could Aid Development of a Universal Flu Vaccine
    A vaccine that protects against a wide variety of influenza viruses (a so-called universal flu vaccine) is a critical public health goal given the significant rates of illness and death caused by seasonal influenza and the potentially devastating effects of a pandemic ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • GSK Begins Shipping 2015-16 U.S. Flu Vaccines
    GSK announces that it has begun shipping FLUARIX® QUADRIVALENT (Influenza Vaccine) doses to U.S. healthcare providers, following licensing and lot-release approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. “To help ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Sanofi Pasteur Ships First 2015-2016 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Doses in U.S.
    Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, announced today that its first doses of Fluzone® (Influenza Vaccine) for the 2015-2016 influenza season have been released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for shipment. This represents the first of more than 65 ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Discovery Points to a New Path Toward a Universal Flu Vaccine
    Flu vaccines can be something of a shot in the dark. Not only must they be given yearly, there's no guarantee the strains against which they protect will be the ones circulating once the season arrives. New research by Rockefeller University scientists and their colleagues ...More
    July 2, 2015 Posted in News
  • Scientists Identify 'Decoy' Molecule That Could Help Reduce Risk of Flu Death
    The flu virus can be lethal, but what is often just as dangerous is the body's own reaction to the invader. This immune response consists of an inflammatory attack, meant to kill the virus. But if it gets too aggressive, this counterattack can end up harming the body's own ...More
    June 26, 2015 Posted in News
  • Wistar Scientists Pinpoint Mutations Responsible for Ineffective 2014-2015 Flu Vaccine
    Viruses such as influenza have the ability to mutate over time, and given that the flu vaccines administered during the 2014-2015 season were largely ineffective at preventing the spread of the flu, it appears the virus that recently circulated had taken on mutations not ...More
    June 25, 2015 Posted in News
  • How Flu Viruses Use Transportation Networks in the U.S.
    To predict how a seasonal influenza epidemic will spread across the United States, one should focus more on the mobility of people than on their geographic proximity, a new study suggests. PLOS Pathogens published the analysis of transportation data and flu cases conducted ...More
    June 19, 2015 Posted in News
  • Personal Experience a Major Driver in Decision For or Against Flu Vaccination
    Convincing someone to receive the annual flu vaccine goes beyond clever messaging and well-written public service announcements, new University of Georgia research finds. The study, led by UGA’s Glen Nowak, outlines both the barriers and facilitators that motivate ...More
    June 16, 2015 Posted in News
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