Bird flu vaccine, under development, divides U.S. poultry industry
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The death of more than 46 million chickens and turkeys in a bird flu outbreak is opening a rare fissure within the usually tight-knit U.S. poultry industry, pitting farmers with infected flocks against those who so far largely have sidestepped the worst outbreak in U.S. history. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. Suffers Egg Shortage In Wake Of Avian Flu Outbreak
(Corrects French industry group name, shows it referred to Dutch interest, not farm ministry spokesman) * Some food companies scout for egg supplies abroad * About 30 pct of egg supply used by U.S. bakeries impacted * Dutch, French companies seeking U.S. approval to export eggs By P.J. Huffstutter and Bill Berkrot CHICAGO/NEW YORK, May 22 (Reuters) - As a virulent avian influenza outbreak continues to spread across the Midwestern United States, some egg-dependent companies are contemplating drastic steps - importing eggs from overseas or lookin...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Vaccines developed for H5N1, H7N9 avian influenza strains
Researchers have developed vaccines for H5N1 and H7N9, two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. The strains have led to the culling of millions of commercial chickens and turkeys as well as the death of hundreds of people. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 22, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Vaccines developed for H5N1, H7N9 avian influenza strains
(Kansas State University) Researchers have developed vaccines for H5N1 and H7N9, two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. The strains have led to the culling of millions of commercial chickens and turkeys as well as the death of hundreds of people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Universal flu vaccine closer to reality after Chinese-Australian scientific breakthrough
Scientists in Australia and China have discovered how the body's "assassin" immunity cells memorise viruses, raising hopes for a life-long flu jab (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - May 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: bird flu influenza china white bloog cells vaccine australia Source Type: news

AS03-Adjuvanted H5N1 Influenza Vaccine in ChildrenAS03-Adjuvanted H5N1 Influenza Vaccine in Children
How safe and effective is the AS03-adjuvanted H5N1 influenza vaccine in children? Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

U.S. could use vaccines being developed to fight bird flu in poultry
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Faced with a deadly bird flu outbreak that has infected millions of chickens and turkeys, the U.S. Agriculture Department could turn to what it has always seen as a last resort: readying and deploying a vaccine to fight the disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ebola whole virus vaccine shown effective, safe in primates
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) An Ebola whole virus vaccine, constructed using a novel experimental platform, has been shown to effectively protect monkeys exposed to the often fatal virus. The vaccine, described today in the journal Science, was developed by a group led by Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a University of Wisconsin-Madison expert on avian influenza, Ebola and other viruses of medical importance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 26, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

U.S. developing bird flu vaccine, no distribution plans yet
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. government is developing a vaccine to protect poultry from new strains of avian flu that have recently killed birds from Arkansas to Washington state. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Seasonal Flu Vaccine May Protect Against Deadly Bird Flu
Study reveals protective response to rare virus strains (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seasonal Flu Vaccine May Protect Against Deadly Bird Flu
Study reveals protective response to rare virus strains Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bird Flu, Immunization (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avian Influenza Epidemic to Drive the China Avian Influenza Vaccine...
Marketresearchreports.biz has announced the addition of a report titled “Research Report On China Avian Influenza Vaccine Industry 2014-2018” report to their offering.(PRWeb January 28, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/01/prweb12477409.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 29, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Influenza Virus Vaccine, H5N1 (for National Stockpile)
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - January 15, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Could brain protein help people 'sleep off' the flu?
Conclusion This complex study suggests the AcPb protein is playing a role in regulating normal sleep and the response to flu infection in mice. At this stage, the implications of this research for humans are unclear, as differences between the species may mean the results would not be exactly the same in humans. While The Telegraph suggests this "could finally lead to an effective treatment for the [flu], which until now has eluded experts", we are a long way off knowing whether this is the case. What the researchers have shown – in mice – is if you remove this protein, mice don't fight the virus as we...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Medication Heart/lungs Swine flu Source Type: news

Morrisville's Fujifilm Diosynth acquires Texas A&M bioterror defense spinout
Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A. acquired nearly half of Kalon Biotherapeutics, expanding Fujifilm's vaccine and bioterror defense capacity. It subcontracts with the federal government through BARDA (the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, part of the Department of Health and Human Services) to protect public health in emergencies, including incidents of bioterrorism or an outbreak of pandemic influenza. Fujifilm acquired 49 percent of the total membership interests… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 19, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason deBruyn Source Type: news