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Sep 16, 2014

Sep 16, 2014

Flu Scan for Sep 16, 2014

Novel H3N1 viruses in swine
H5N6 outbreak in Laos
Flu immunity

Jan 24, 2013

Jan 24, 2013

Study puts global 2009 pandemic H1N1 infection rate at 24%

(CIDRAP News) – In a new analysis of serologic studies from 19 countries, researchers estimate that about 24% of the population were infected with the 2009 H1N1 influenza (pH1N1) virus during the first year of the pandemic, a finding modestly higher than what US health officials estimated in the immediate aftermath of the pandemic.

Mar 28, 2012

Mar 28, 2012

Experts call for overhaul of global flu surveillance

(CIDRAP News) – In a set of articles published today in Nature, influenza experts say global flu surveillance—especially in poultry and swine—is sorely lacking and needs a major overhaul to make it more sustained, timely, and representative.

Dec 08, 2010

Dec 08, 2010

Resistant flu cases underline need for new antivirals

(CIDRAP News) – A package of studies and commentary published this week by the Journal of Infectious Diseases points up the ability of influenza viruses to become drug-resistant and continue to spread, highlighting the need for new antivirals.

May 18, 2010

May 18, 2010

Airport screening may have delayed H1N1 spread in Vietnam

(CIDRAP News) – An analysis of the H1N1 influenza pandemic in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, suggests that the government's initial policy of screening incoming travelers might have delayed the start of widespread community transmission of the virus by a few weeks.

Feb 05, 2010

Feb 05, 2010

Global Tamiflu-resistant H1N1 cases reach 225

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) reported today that 225 cases of H1N1 flu with resistance to oseltamivir (Tamiflu) have been found worldwide, and resistant viruses have spread from person to person in several clusters but have not spilled into the community.

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