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Nov 25, 2009

Nov 25, 2009

CDC warns about rise in serious pneumococcal disease

(CIDRAP News) – In a worrisome but not unexpected pandemic-related development, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today that it is seeing a spike in serious pneumococcal disease, particularly in younger patients.

Nov 24, 2009

Nov 24, 2009

Novartis unveils US cell-based flu vaccine plant

(CIDRAP News) – The era of cell-based influenza vaccine production in the United States seemed to move closer today as Novartis unveiled its new, nearly billion-dollar manufacturing plant in Holly Springs, N.C., but onshore production and marketing of cell-based vaccines remains a few years away.

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 20, 2009

Clusters of resistant H1N1 cases reported in UK, US

(CIDRAP News) – Health officials in Wales today announced the identification of a cluster of patients in a Cardiff hospital who are infected with oseltamivir-resistant pandemic H1N1 influenza.

Nov 19, 2009

Nov 19, 2009

WHO: H1N1 vaccine safety akin to seasonal counterpart

(CIDRAP News) – Early experiences with pandemic vaccines in several countries suggest they have a similar safety profile to seasonal flu vaccines, an official from the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

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