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Nov 24, 2014

Nov 24, 2014

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Jul 03, 2014

Jul 03, 2014
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Controversy simmers over GOF flu research in Wisconsin

UW calls a recent UK newspaper story biased and largely wrong.

Sep 30, 2011

Sep 30, 2011

Study suggests 1918 flu waves were caused by 'distinct' viruses

(CIDRAP News) – A new analysis of influenza outbreak patterns in several navies in 1918 suggests that the first and second waves of the pandemic were caused by "antigenically distinct" viruses, a conclusion that runs counter to some other recent studies that have tried to discern why the second wave was so much more deadly than the first.

Jan 28, 2011

Jan 28, 2011

Experts air kinks in antiviral use during H1N1 pandemic

(CIDRAP News) – Although antiviral drugs were used to treat many seriously sick people during the H1N1 influenza pandemic, experts at a conference today said they could have been used more widely and that some opportunities to learn from their use were missed.

Jan 20, 2011

Jan 20, 2011

Study: Plasma from former H1N1 patients saved lives

(CIDRAP News) – A report from Hong Kong says that the use of blood plasma donated by recovered H1N1 influenza patients reduced the death rate in severely ill H1N1 patients.

Jan 14, 2011

Jan 14, 2011

Antibodies from H1N1 patients raise hope for more versatile flu vaccines

(CIDRAP News) – A team of US researchers reported this week that a set of antibodies derived from 2009 H1N1 influenza patients showed an ability to react with a number of other flu strains, strengthening hopes that it will eventually be possible to create a broadly protective flu vaccine.

Dec 13, 2010

Dec 13, 2010

Some older asthma patients may need high-dose H1N1 vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – A standard dose of H1N1 influenza vaccine appears to work well in people who have asthma, but older patients with severe asthma may need a higher dose, a government-sponsored trial has shown.

Sep 28, 2010

Sep 28, 2010

Experts cautiously optimistic on future impact of H1N1

(CIDRAP News) – With most Americans already possessing some degree of immunity to the 2009 H1N1 virus, the history of pandemics suggests that it's not very likely to make a big comeback anytime soon, according to three experts at the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

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