(CIDRAP News) – Influenza viruses in 18% of a group of Japanese children who were treated with oseltamivir (Tamiflu) developed resistance to the antiviral drug, which is viewed as one of the key defenses against pandemic influenza, according to a new report in The Lancet.
(CIDRAP News) – Federal health officials today released a lengthy plan for dealing with the potentially overwhelming threat of an influenza pandemic like those that occurred three times in the last century.
Jan 14, 2003 (CIDRAP News) The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) says the present is an excellent time for states to prepare for the next influenza pandemic and has issued a report to help show the way.
(CIDRAP News) The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said yesterday it has awarded contracts to two companies to develop vaccines based on the H5N1 avian influenza virus in an effort to limit the risk of a human influenza pandemic.
(CIDRAP News) An influenza virusespecially one genetically manipulated for increased virulencewould be an attractive weapon for bioterrorists, according to physicians writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.