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Mar 04, 2010

Mar 04, 2010

H1N1 mutation's proposed link to severe illness debated

(CIDRAP News) – Norwegian scientists today reported a pandemic H1N1 virus mutation that appears to be associated with severe disease, but a leading US flu expert said global data on the mutation don't show a clear connection with severe illness.

Dec 01, 2009

Dec 01, 2009

CDC sees opportunity as flu wanes, vaccine supply grows

(CIDRAP News) – Decreasing pandemic flu activity and growing supplies of vaccine offer a window of opportunity for people to protect themselves from the virus, especially if the nation experiences a third wave of infections, Thomas Frieden, MD, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.

Nov 20, 2009

Nov 20, 2009

CDC: H1N1 declining but still widespread

(CIDRAP News) – Pandemic H1N1 influenza activity is showing further signs of declining around the country but remains very widespread, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

Nov 04, 2009

Nov 04, 2009

H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: OTC antivirals, Ukraine aid, Amazon tribe struck, pain relievers and vaccine, cat has H1N1

 

Norway OKs OTC antiviral salesTo ease response to the H1N1 pandemic, Norway is allowing over-the-counter sales of oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza), the Associated Press (AP) reported. The new policy starts tomorrow and is in effect until the middle of 2010. Norway has ordered 9.4 million doses of vaccine, but the manufacturer has reportedly not produced enough to meet demand.

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