Sewage Study Reveals Half Of Tamiflu Prescriptions Went Unused During 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic

A new study concludes that approximately half of the prescriptions of Tamiflu during the 2009-10 influenza pandemic went unused in England. The unused medication represents approximately 600,000 courses of Tamiflu at a cost of around 7.8 million pounds to the UK taxpayer. The novel scientific method used in the study could help measure and improve the effectiveness of future pandemic flu strategies...
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This article aims at reviewing the various aspects of the global epidemiology of bat coronaviruses (CoVs). Before the SARS epidemic, bats were not known to be hosts for CoVs. In the last 15 years, bats have been found to be hosts of >30 CoVs with complete genomes sequenced, and many more if those without genome sequences are included. Among the four CoV genera, only alphaCoVs and betaCoVs have been found in bats. As a whole, both alphaCoVs and betaCoVs have been detected from bats in Asia, Europe, Africa, North and South America and Australasia; but alphaCoVs seem to be more widespread than betaCoVs, and their detec...
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ahesh Influenza A viruses (IAVs) are a major cause of respiratory illness and are responsible for yearly epidemics associated with more than 500,000 annual deaths globally. Novel IAVs may cause pandemic outbreaks and zoonotic infections with, for example, highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAIV) of the H5N1 and H7N9 subtypes, which pose a threat to public health. Treatment options are limited and emergence of strains resistant to antiviral drugs jeopardize this even further. Like all viruses, IAVs depend on host factors for every step of the virus replication cycle. Host kinases link multiple signaling pathways ...
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ConclusionsThe bond strength of HSCRB was influenced by the chemical conditioning, SARs, and aging. γ-MPTS and 10-MDP application yielded higher μTBS values of mechanically treated HSCRB than the UA.
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(MedPage Today) -- No effect on mortality was observed for H1N1 and influenza B patients
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In a discovery that the researchers have deemed to be 'paradigm-shifting,' 'killer' immune cells may offer protection against all types of flu virus.
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Condition:   Influenza Interventions:   Biological: Flucelvax Quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccine;   Other: A/Bethesda/MM2/H1N1 Passage 6 virus Sponsor:   National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Recruiting
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Analyst, 2019, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8AN02336K, PaperMeng Xiao, Liping Huang, Xiaohui Dong, Kaixin Xie, Haicong Shen, Caihong Huang, Wei Xiao, Meilin Jin, Yong Tang Outbreaks and the potential epidemics of the highly-pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAIV) pose serious threats to human health and the global economy. As such, its timely and accurate detection is... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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Introduction: HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection is the typical example of an emergent disease with an explosive pandemic evolution. HAART therapy (highly active antiretroviral therapy) dramatically influenced AIDS evolution, reducing the incidence of associated diseases and also its mortality.
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(CNN) — From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy. Here’s a snapshot of 10 urgent health issues, according to the United Nations’ public health agency: Not vaccinating when you can One of the most controversial recent health topics in the US is now an international concern. “Vaccine hesitancy — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines — threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-prevent...
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INTRODUCTION According to the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), natural disasters are classified as geophysical, metrological, hydrological, climatological and biological. These five disaster types encompass 12 disaster types and more than 30 sub-types. The 20th Century witnessed an increase in disaster losses, and this has continued its upward trend in the current Century. Climate change will increase the rate of increase of disasters, particularly those of meteorological origin. This is reflected in the fact that, of all natural hazards, floods are the most frequent and their impacts are also i...
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