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Apr 11, 2012

Jan 27, 2012

Jan 27, 2012

Study suggests older adults may have little defense against swine H3N2 viruses

(CIDRAP News) – Canadian researchers have reported a study in which both young children and middle-aged adults had little evidence of immune protection against swine-origin influenza H3N2 viruses like those that have been reported recently in a dozen US children.

Jan 09, 2012

Jan 09, 2012

Recent cases prompt CDC updates on swine-related flu variants

(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated some of its background documents on swine-origin flu viruses in humans, based on the latest information it has learned about recently detected novel flu infections.

Jan 06, 2012

Jan 06, 2012

HHS orders novel H3N2 vaccine for clinical trials

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is taking steps to prepare for clinical trials of a vaccine targeted to a novel H3N2 influenza strain that has infected at least 12 people so far, in case one is needed, a department official said today.

Dec 28, 2011

Dec 28, 2011

Novel flu cases prompt new CDC guidance

(CIDRAP News) – Alongside last week's confirmation of another novel flu infection with an H3N2 variant, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a series of documents to advise health and lab workers on how to identify and report new cases.

Dec 23, 2011

Dec 23, 2011

CDC reports two more novel flu infections

(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed two more novel flu infections, one an H3N2 variant that has been identified in 11 other patients this year and one an H1N1 variant that has never been reported in humans before.

Dec 02, 2011

Dec 02, 2011

Vaccine virus for novel H3N2 based on 2010 swine flu strain

(CIDRAP News) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) got a head start on preparing a vaccine against the novel swine-origin influenza strain recently found in four states by using a slightly different swine-origin strain that cropped up last year, CDC officials said today.

Nov 29, 2011

Nov 29, 2011

New details emerge in novel H3N2 reports

(CIDRAP News) – New details about the three most recent human infections with a novel swine-origin influenza virus have emerged over the past few days, along with a preliminary report of similar viruses in a few pigs.

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