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Mar 02, 2009

Mar 02, 2009

Military study: Flu shot yields less illness than mist

(CIDRAP News) – In one of the largest head-to-head studies comparing two different seasonal flu vaccines in a healthy, adult population, those who received trivalent inactivated vaccine (TIV) had fewer medical visits for respiratory illnesses compared to those who received the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV).

Mar 02, 2009

H1N1 viruses gain Tamiflu resistance without losing fitness

(CIDRAP News) – Studies published today confirm that influenza A/H1N1 viruses have become widely resistant to oseltamivir (Tamiflu), the leading flu drug, without losing their ability to make people sick—thereby underlining the need for new antiviral drugs.

Mar 03, 2009

Mar 03, 2009

Indonesia reports 4 H5N1 deaths

(CIDRAP News) – An Indonesian health official said today that four more people have died of H5N1 avian influenza over the past month, as an Indonesian newspaper reported two more deaths possibly due to the disease.

Mar 04, 2009

Mar 04, 2009

FDA details mess in Texas plant tied to Salmonella cases

(CIDRAP News) – Inspectors at a Texas peanut processing plant tied to the current nationwide Salmonella outbreak found dead mice, mouse droppings, roof leaks, gooey buildups on equipment, and other sanitation problems, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Mar 09, 2009

Mar 09, 2009

Sprouts-linked Salmonella outbreak grows to 5 states

(CIDRAP News) – The scope of a Salmonella outbreak that started in Nebraska with sprouts as the possible source has expanded to about 50 cases in five states, as federal and state officials await the results of laboratory tests that could confirm the link to sprouts.


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