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Feb 06, 2013

Feb 06, 2013

Review finds little evidence of missed H5N1 infections

(CIDRAP News) – The authors of a new review say there is little evidence of unrecognized human cases of H5N1 avian influenza, but the studies done so far have too many limitations to settle the controversial question.

Feb 05, 2013

Feb 05, 2013

NIH launches trio of trials seeking better flu treatments

(CIDRAP News) – Three large, multi-center studies now in the enrollment stage will assess whether such approaches as a combination of antiviral drugs or the use of borrowed antibodies can improve on existing treatments for influenza, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today.

Feb 05, 2013

Feb 05, 2013

GSK announces support for clinical trial transparency

(CIDRAP News) – GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) today announced that it has signed on in support of the AllTrials campaign, a push by scientists and medical groups to urge drug makers and other researchers to register clinical trials and fully disclose the results.

Feb 04, 2013

Feb 04, 2013

TB vaccine trial in infants yields disappointing results

(CIDRAP News) – An eagerly anticipated trial of a tuberculosis (TB) vaccine candidate in South African infants yielded disappointing efficacy results, according to study published today in The Lancet.

Feb 01, 2013

Feb 01, 2013

CDC: Pandemic vaccine prevented 1 million cases, 300 deaths

(CIDRAP News) – The influenza vaccine that was developed to fight the 2009 pandemic saved roughly 300 lives and prevented about 1 million illnesses and 6,000 hospitalizations, or under 3% of the estimated total burden in each category, according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Feb 01, 2013

US flu tide sinks in East, rises in West

(CIDRAP News) – Several national barometers of influenza-like illness (ILI) activity fell slightly last week as the flu weakened in the East while rising in the West, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in its weekly update today.

Feb 01, 2013

Feb 01, 2013

Study: Airborne flu viruses may play big role in transmission

(CIDRAP News) – Patients with flu in hospital settings often produce small virus-containing particles during routine care that may travel up to 6 feet, casting doubt on whether current infection control measures are enough to protect healthcare workers, according to a new study.

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