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Jul 11, 2019

Jul 11, 2019

News Scan for Jul 11, 2019

H1N1 flu vaccine in pregnancy
Avian flu in 4 countries

Nov 30, 2015

Nov 30, 2015

Flu Scan for Nov 30, 2015

Avian flu in Vietnam, Canada
US flu uptick

Dec 15, 2014

Dec 15, 2014

Flu Scan for Dec 15, 2014

H5N2 hits 2 more farms in BC
H5 in Vietnam birds
Quadrivalent flu vaccine approved

Sep 04, 2014

Sep 04, 2014

Flu Scan for Sep 04, 2014

GSK flu vaccine deficit
Flu vaccine in pregnant women
H3N8 spread in mammals
H5N6 in Vietnam
Flu reproduction numbers

Jan 21, 2014

Jan 21, 2014

Flu Scan for Jan 21, 2014

H5N1 death in Vietnam
Flu vaccine effectiveness
H5N8 outbreak in South Korea

Feb 17, 2011

Feb 17, 2011

WHO sticks with current strains for next flu vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – Signaling that the current flu strains are likely to persist over the next several months, the World Health Organization (WHO) today recommended sticking with the current trio of vaccine strains for the Northern Hemisphere's next influenza season.

The WHO's vaccine strain advisory committee met on Feb 15 and 16 and released its recommendation on the WHO's Web site. The group recommends the following for next season's vaccine:

Feb 18, 2009

Feb 18, 2009

NEWS SCAN: H5N1 outbreaks, lab workers cleared, pan flu vaccine, veterinarian shortage, Salmonella update, MRSA in ICUs

Editor's note: The item on the Salmonella outbreak was revised Feb 19 to correct information on case numbers for specific states.

Nov 15, 2007

Nov 15, 2007

THE PANDEMIC VACCINE PUZZLE Can we vaccinate enough people in time to matter?

Maryn McKennaContributing Writer

(CIDRAP News) – This in-depth article investigates the prospects for development of vaccines to head off the threat of an influenza pandemic posed by the H5N1 avian influenza virus. Its seven parts put advances in vaccine technology in perspective by illuminating the formidable barriers to producing an effective and widely usable vaccine in a short time frame.

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