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Oct 31, 2011

Oct 31, 2011

CDC 2009 H1N1 autopsy analysis finds other illnesses

(CIDRAP News) – In a study of respiratory tissue samples from patients who died from undiagnosed respiratory illnesses during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, more than half were negative for the virus, shedding light on a host of other diseases that often had similar clinical signs.

Oct 31, 2011

Manufacturers react cautiously to flu vaccine efficacy analysis

(CIDRAP News) – Companies that market influenza vaccines in the United States are reacting cautiously to last week's meta-analysis that highlighted gaps in the evidence for the efficacy of the vaccines, with officials stressing that vaccines are still the best preventive tool and that the firms are working to improve them.

Oct 28, 2011

Oct 28, 2011

NBSB urges pre-attack studies of anthrax vaccine in kids

(CIDRAP News) – An expert advisory panel today approved a recommendation that the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) develop a plan to study the use of anthrax vaccine in children before an attack with Bacillus anthracis.

Oct 27, 2011

Oct 27, 2011

Salmonella -tainted pine nuts sicken 42 in six states

(CIDRAP News) – Wegmans Food Markets yesterday recalled bulk Turkish pine nuts sold in most of its stores after health officials linked them to a Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak that has so far sickened 42 people in six states.

Oct 27, 2011

GAO finds gaps in bioterror countermeasure planning, budgeting

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has continued to modify its bioterror countermeasure priorities based on current risk assessments, but it hasn't updated formal plans or fleshed out budget priorities, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a report yesterday.

Oct 26, 2011

Oct 26, 2011

Revaccination not needed for jet injection flu shot recipients

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that people who were immunized against flu with jet injectors, an off-label practice some pharmacies and health departments have recently used, don't need to be revaccinated with a standard needle and syringe.


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