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Jun 15, 2010

Jun 15, 2010

2009 pandemic vaccine may fight off 1918 virus

(CIDRAP News) – A team of US researchers reported today that the current pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccine protects mice and may protect humans against the 1918 pandemic virus, a finding that should reduce concern about the potential for an accidental or intentional release of that strain.

Jan 07, 2010

Jan 07, 2010

CDC hopes to prevent repeat of 1958 flu mortality surge

(CIDRAP News) – Warning against complacency about H1N1 influenza, Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said she doesn't want to see a repeat of what happened in 1957-58, when a perception that the pandemic was over was followed by a winter surge of flu- and pneumonia-related deaths.

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