(CIDRAP News) – A preliminary report from Finnish health officials today said the link between narcolepsy in children and the Pandemrix 2009 H1N1 vaccine appears to be real, but more study is needed to explore the possible role of other factors.
(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says its first round of inspections under new egg safety rules found that 12 of the 35 large farms inspected had problems that required some kind of corrective action, most of them having to do with record-keeping.
(CIDRAP News) A study that put school closures during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic under the microscope says that jurisdictions varied in their reasons for shuttering schools and that officials often were uncertain about who had authority to make the decision and what federal guidance was in place.
(CIDRAP News) – British researchers say 3 of 27 cases of oseltamivir (Tamiflu)-resistant 2009 H1N1 influenza detected in Britain so far this season were in outpatients who had no known exposure to the drug, suggesting that resistant strains may be spreading at a low level in the community.
(CIDRAP News) Aerosolized flu viruses, the type that can remain airborne for hours, circulate in places such as doctor's offices, daycare centers, and airplanes in doses large enough to cause infection, researchers from Virginia Tech reported yesterday.