New step towards eradication of H5N1 bird flu
A new test has been developed that can distinguish between birds that have been vaccinated against the H5N1 strain of avian influenza virus or 'bird flu' with those that have been naturally infected. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 31, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

New step towards eradication of H5N1 bird flu
(University of Adelaide) A University of Adelaide-led project has developed a new test that can distinguish between birds that have been vaccinated against the H5N1 strain of avian influenza virus or 'bird flu' with those that have been naturally infected. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 31, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Living With a Degree of Risk: Time for Action at Home
(Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fujifilm says to buy U.S. vaccine maker as Ebola spreads
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp said on Monday it would buy 49 percent of Texas-based Kalon Biotherapeutics LLC, which has expertise in manufacturing vaccines used against pandemic influenza, Ebola and other public-health threats. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Progress Toward an H7N9 Avian Flu Vaccine
An experimental vaccine against H7N9 avian influenza prompted substantial immune responses in 59% of volunteers. The approach could lead to improved flu vaccines. (Source: NIH Research Matters)
Source: NIH Research Matters - October 20, 2014 Category: Research Source Type: news

Scientists Aim to Improve Vaccines Against 'Bird Flu'
Title: Scientists Aim to Improve Vaccines Against 'Bird Flu'Category: Health NewsCreated: 10/7/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/8/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General)
Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General - October 8, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scientists Aim to Improve Vaccines Against 'Bird Flu'
Two studies show promising results Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bird Flu, Immunization (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

H7N9 flu vaccine study shows adjuvant is essential for effective immune response
(Emory Health Sciences) A clinical trial of an experimental H7N9 avian influenza vaccine found an immune response believed to be protective in 59 percent of study participants who received two injections of inactivated vaccine at the lowest dosage tested when mixed with an adjuvant. Without the adjuvant, there was a minimal immune response. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 7, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Candidate H7N9 avian flu vaccine works better with adjuvant
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) An experimental vaccine to protect people against H7N9 avian influenza prompted immune responses in 59 percent of volunteers who received two injections at the lowest dosage tested, but only if the vaccine was mixed with adjuvant -- substance that boosts the body's response to vaccination. Without adjuvant, immune responses produced by the investigational vaccine were minimal regardless of vaccine dosage, according to findings from a clinical trial sponsored by NIAID, part of NIH. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 7, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Studies examine vaccination strategies for prevention, control of avian flu
(The JAMA Network Journals) Two randomized trials in the October 8 issue of JAMA examine new vaccination strategies for the prevention and control of avian influenza, often referred to as 'bird flu.' This is a theme issue on infectious disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 7, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Novavax reports positive results from Phase I/II trial of H7N9 with Matrix-M
US-based biopharmaceutical firm Novavax has reported positive top-line results from a Phase I/II clinical trial of its H7N9 Avian Influenza virus-like particles (VLP) vaccine candidate (H7N9 VLP) with proprietary adjuvant Matrix-M. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - September 23, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

China Avian Influenza Vaccine Industry 2014-2018 Research Report Now...
LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com adds “Research Report on China Avian Influenza Vaccine Industry, 2014-2018” as the latest report to its store.(PRWeb September 17, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/avian-influenza-vaccine/market-2014-2018-report/prweb12177369.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 18, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Key to universal flu vaccine: Embrace the unfamiliar
Human volunteers immunized against the avian flu virus H5N1 readily developed antibodies against the stem region of the viral hemagglutinin protein. In contrast, those immunized with standard seasonal trivalent vaccines did not, instead developing most of their antibodies against the more variable head region. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 25, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Key to universal flu vaccine: Embrace the unfamiliar
(Emory Health Sciences) Human volunteers immunized against the avian flu virus H5N1 readily developed antibodies against the stem region of the viral hemagglutinin protein. In contrast, those immunized with standard seasonal trivalent vaccines did not, instead developing most of their antibodies against the more variable head region. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 25, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news