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Oct 03, 2011

Oct 03, 2011

WHO: Keep current strains in 2012 Southern Hemisphere flu vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – A run of stability in the makeup of seasonal influenza vaccines continued as the World Health Organization (WHO) recently recommended using the same three flu strains in next year's Southern Hemisphere vaccine as are in the current Northern Hemisphere vaccine and were used last year in southern countries.

Oct 04, 2011

Oct 04, 2011

Survey shows parental doubts about kids' vaccine schedule

(CIDRAP News) – Thirteen percent of parents follow a vaccination schedule other than the recommended one for their young children, and more than 20% of parents who follow the approved schedule have doubts about it, according to a survey report from University of Michigan researchers.

Oct 05, 2011

Oct 05, 2011

Sheep among many suspects in farm Listeria probe

Editor’s Note: This story was revised Oct 6 to clarify Dr Lawrence Goodridge’s role in the outbreak investigation.

Oct 06, 2011

Oct 06, 2011

BARDA: Many biodefense products to mature within 5 years

(CIDRAP News) – In releasing a new 5-year strategic plan yesterday, the federal agency tasked with developing new medical countermeasures (MCMs) for bioterrorist attacks and emerging diseases said many such products will be ready for regulatory review within the next 5 years.

Oct 06, 2011

Study finds H1N1 pandemic in Mexico more deadly

(CIDRAP News) – Researchers who took a detailed look at 2009 H1N1 deaths in Mexico, where the virus was first detected, found that the new flu virus was more deadly than most seasonal flu epidemics and more lethal than in other countries, which confirms impressions early in the pandemic that the disease was worse in Mexico.

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