Audenz ((Influenza A (H5N1) Monovalent Vaccine, Adjuvanted) Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - February 14, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Audenz ((Influenza A (H5N1) Monovalent Vaccine, Adjuvanted) Injection) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - February 12, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Germany reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu in backyard poultry: OIE
Germany has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus in a backyard in the southwestern part of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How Our Modern World Creates Outbreaks Like Coronavirus
“Everyone knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world,” observes Albert Camus in his novel The Plague. “Yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from a blue sky. There have been as many plagues as wars in history; yet plagues and wars always take people by surprise.” Camus was imagining a fictional outbreak of plague in 1948 in Oran, a port city in northwest Algeria. But at a time when the world is reeling from a very real microbial emergency sparked by the emergence of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, central China, his observations are as pertinent a...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Honigsbaum Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV health ideas Source Type: news

Global Solidarity, Collaboration and Urgent Action Needed to Defeat the New Coronavirus Outbreak
Once in a very rare while, a single, serious challenge consumes the attention of the entire world. We are living through one such period today as countries and communities come together to end the new coronavirus outbreak. This virus, provisionally known as the “2019-novel coronavirus,” has, as of 3 February 2020, spread to 24 countries, with over 17,000 people being infected to date, 99% of them in China. The limited numbers of cases elsewhere around the world – just 153 so far – show that efforts to contain the virus in China are curbing its global spread, alongside the detection and clinical care...
Source: TIME: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tags: Uncategorized health ideas Source Type: news

FDA Approves Novel Pandemic Influenza Vaccine FDA Approves Novel Pandemic Influenza Vaccine
Audenz (Seqirus) is the first and only adjuvanted, cell-based pandemic vaccine to provide active immunization against the influenza A virus H5N1 strain.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

First childhood flu helps explain why virus hits some people harder than others
Why are some people better able to fight off the flu than others? Part of the answer, according to a new study, is related to the first flu strain we encounter in childhood.Scientists from UCLA and the University of Arizona have found that people ’s ability to fight off the flu virus is determined not only by the subtypes of flu they have had throughout their lives, but also by the sequence in which they are been infected by the viruses. Their study is published in the open-access journal PLoS Pathogens.The research offers an explanation for why some people fare much worse than others when infected with the...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

FDA Approves Audenz (Influenza A (H5N1) Monovalent Vaccine, Adjuvanted) as First-Ever Adjuvanted, Cell-Based Pandemic Influenza A (H5N1) Vaccine
HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C., Feb. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Seqirus, a global leader in influenza prevention and pandemic response, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Audenz™ (Influenza A (H5N1) Monovalent... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - February 3, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

A Bigger Impact in a Smaller World: The China Situation
People wear face masks in the waiting area at China's Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport. Credit: UN News/Jing ZhangBy Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Feb 3 2020 (IPS) We are now living in a hyper communicative world where news does travel faster than lightning. Boundaries, borders, geographical and time differences have become next to obsolete in today’s speed driven world. At any point in time people, news and local occurrences can influence internationally without much local isolation. Along with the advantages of technology, communications and connections world is also facing new challenges that are proportionally evolv...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Coronavirus vs bird flu: Is bird flu dangerous? Birds infected in China
CORONAVIRUS cases have hit nearly 15,000 globally today, as authorities struggle to halt the spread of the disease into Europe. China is now dealing with a bird flu outbreak - but is it deadly? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergency preparedness, resilience and response to a biological outbreak - Welby-Everard P, Quantick O, Green A.
Major disease outbreaks continue to be a significant risk to public health, with pandemic influenza or an emerging infectious disease outbreak at the top of the UK National Risk Register. The risk of deliberate release of a biological agent is lower but re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

WHO (World Health Organization) Critical Care Severe Acute Respiratory Infection Training
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 2/2020. This course, updated in February 2020, is intended for clinicians who are working in intensive care units in low- and middle-income countries, and managing adult and pediatric patients with severe forms of acute respiratory infection (SARI), including severe pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, and septic shock. It is a hands-on practical guide to be used by health care professionals involved in critical care management during outbreaks of influenza virus (seasonal), human infection due to avian influenza virus (H5N1, H7N9), MERS-CoV, nCoV or o...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wuhan novel coronavirus and avian flu: updated advice for travel to China
PHE has updated their advice about travelling to Wuhan in China in light of the reported 217 cases of known infections with this virus. WHO state there is now evidence of limited human-to-human transmission. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A tensile ring drives tissue flows to shape the gastrulating amniote embryo
Tissue morphogenesis is driven by local cellular deformations that are powered by contractile actomyosin networks. How localized forces are transmitted across tissues to shape them at a mesoscopic scale is still unclear. Analyzing gastrulation in entire avian embryos, we show that it is driven by the graded contraction of a large-scale supracellular actomyosin ring at the margin between the embryonic and extraembryonic territories. The propagation of these forces is enabled by a fluid-like response of the epithelial embryonic disk, which depends on cell division. A simple model of fluid motion entrained by a tensile ring q...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Saadaoui, M., Rocancourt, D., Roussel, J., Corson, F., Gros, J. Tags: Biochemistry, Development reports Source Type: news

Researchers trace Coronavirus outbreak in China to snakes
(Wiley) Emerging viral infections -- from bird flu to Ebola to Zika infections -- pose major threats to global public health, and understanding their origins can help investigators design defensive strategies against future outbreaks. A new study published in the Journal of Medical Virology provides important insights on the potential origins of the most recent outbreak of viral pneumonia in China, which started in the middle of December and now is spreading to Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and Japan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New H5N6 bird flu hits swans in China's Xinjiang: ministry
China's agriculture ministry said on Tuesday it had found the highly pathogenic H5N6 strain of avian flu in swans in its western Xinjiang region. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ukraine reports first H5 bird flu case in three years: OIE
Ukraine has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu on a farm in the west-central part of the country, the first of such outbreak in nearly three years, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Slovakia detects second case of H5N8 bird flu
Slovakia detected its second case of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus at a farm in the west of the country, the Agriculture Ministry said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China reports new H5N6 bird flu case in Xinjiang region
China's agriculture ministry said on Monday it had detected the highly pathogenic H5N6 strain of avian flu in swans in its western Xinjiang region. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Czech Republic reports first H5N8 bird flu case in three years
The Czech Republic has its first case of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus in three years after an outbreak was reported on a poultry farm in the country's central region, the State Veterinary Administration said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China detects new case of H5N6 bird flu in Xinjiang region: ministry
China's agriculture ministry said on Thursday it had found a new case of highly pathogenic H5N6 avian flu in a flock of about 150 wild swans in the western Xinjiang region. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Second case of H5N8 bird flu found in Hungary in a week, spreading around eastern Europe
A second outbreak of bird flu has been found at a large duck farm in eastern Hungary, the National Food Chain Safety Authority (NEBIH) said on Wednesday, two days after the first such case in the country in years. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Romania reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu on a farm: OIE
Romania has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus on a farm in the northern part of the country, the first such outbreak in nearly three years, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Poland hit by another bird flu outbreak on goose farm
A new outbreak of bird flu was reported in Poland on Monday, with around 6,000 geese now set to be exterminated, a regional spokesman confirmed to Reuters, adding to about half a dozen cases already detected across the country since December. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

H5N8 strain of bird flu found at turkey farm in Hungary
The H5N8 strain of bird flu has been found at a large turkey farm in northwestern Hungary, the National Food Chain Safety Authority (NEBIH) said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Slovakia reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu: OIE
Slovakia has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus among backyard poultry in the western part of the country, the first such outbreak in nearly three years, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Programmed cell death along the midline axis patterns ipsilaterality in gastrulation
Bilateral symmetry is the predominant body plan in the animal kingdom. Cells on the left and right sides remain compartmentalized on their ipsilateral side throughout life, but with occasional variation, as evidenced by gynandromorphs and human disorders. How this evolutionarily conserved body plan is programmed remains a fundamental yet unanswered question. Here, we show that germ-layer patterning in avian gastrulation is ipsilateral despite cells undergoing highly invasive mesenchymal transformation and cell migration. Contralateral invasion is suppressed by extracellular matrix (ECM) and programmed cell death (PCD) alon...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Maya-Ramos, L., Mikawa, T. Tags: Development reports Source Type: news

India reports H5N1 bird flu outbreak in Chhattisgarh state: OIE
India has reported an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N1 bird flu virus on a poultry farm in the central state of Chhattisgarh, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, citing a report from India's fisheries and animal husbandry ministry. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bird flu hits swans in China's Xinjiang region: ministry
China's agriculture ministry said an H5N6 avian flu virus outbreak has been detected in swans in the western region of Xinjiang. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hundreds of novel viruses discovered in insects
(Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin) New viruses which cause diseases often come from animals. Well-known examples of this are the Zika virus transmitted by mosquitoes, bird flu viruses, as well as the MERS virus which is associated with camels. In order to identify new viral diseases quickly and prevent possible epidemics, DZIF scientists at Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin are targeting their search at viruses in animals. In a current study, they have now discovered hundreds of novel viruses in insects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chinese Authorities Say Viral Pneumonia Outbreak Is Not SARS, MERS or Bird Flu Chinese Authorities Say Viral Pneumonia Outbreak Is Not SARS, MERS or Bird Flu
Chinese healthcare authorities in Wuhan said an outbreak of viral pneumonia was not Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) or bird flu, and that they were still working to identify the cause and source.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 8, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

A Mysterious Virus in Central China Has Infected Dozens, Raising Fears of a New Epidemic. Here ’s What to Know
An unidentified form of pneumonia has broken out in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, prompting authorities to quarantine those infected and raise hospital alerts. Wuhan’s health bureau announced Sunday that close to 60 patients have been diagnosed with the virus, and neighboring Hong Kong has announced suspected cases. (A suspected case in Singapore turned out to be a false alarm.) The mysterious strain has been linked to a seafood market which has been closed for sanitation since Jan. 1. Medical experts are attempting to identify the illness. While they say it is unlikely that this new strain of pneumonia could ca...
Source: TIME: Health - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hillary Leung / Hong Kong Tags: Uncategorized China onetime overnight Source Type: news

Chinese authorities say viral pneumonia outbreak is not SARS, MERS or bird flu
Chinese healthcare authorities in Wuhan said an outbreak of viral pneumonia was not Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) or bird flu, and that they were still working to identify the cause and source. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Polish bird flu outbreak spreads, with four more cases
Four more outbreaks of bird flu have been reported across Poland, authorities said on Friday, bringing the total number of incidents in Europe's largest poultry producer to six this week. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Polish bird flu outbreak spreads, with two more cases
Two more outbreaks of bird flu have been reported in Poland at opposite ends of the country, authorities said on Friday, bringing the total number of incidents in Europe's largest poultry producer to five this week. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bird flu kills 25K turkeys, sparks cull
Authorities in eastern Poland say bird flu is responsible for the deaths of at least 25,000 turkeys in poultry farms near the country's borders with Ukraine and Belarus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Poland hit by bird flu outbreak on turkey farms
Bird flu has been detected in turkeys in eastern Poland, authorities said on Wednesday, and local media reported that the outbreak could require up to 40,000 birds to be slaughtered. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO (World Health Organization) Recommendations to Reduce Risk of Transmission of Emerging Pathogens from Animals to Humans in Live Animal Markets
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 1/2020. A novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified by Chinese authorities on January 7, 2020. Available evidence on the 2019-nCoV virus and previous experience with other coronavirus (MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV) and other respiratory viruses (e.g., avian influenza) suggest that there may be zoonotic transmission associated with the 2019-nCoV. This web page provides the World Health Organization's general recommendations, and recommendations for at-risk groups, regarding live animal markets to reduce risk of transmission of emerging pathogens. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bird flu is found at Suffolk chicken farm just days before Christmas
A number of birds at a commercial farm in Suffolk were found to have the H5 strain of avian flu, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said on Tuesday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bird flu outbreak reported at Suffolk farm - are you at risk of becoming infected?
BIRD flu has been confirmed on a farm in Suffolk and to limit the risk of the disease spreading a one-kilometre exclusion zone has been set up and nearly 30,000 chickens will be culled. Also known as avian flu, what ’s the risk of humans becoming infected? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bird flu identified in Suffolk
27,000 chickens will be culled at a commercial chicken farm in Mid Suffolk where disease identified Related items fromOnMedica Pandemic flu death toll could be 15 times higher More investment needed to prevent new pandemics Texting can improve flu jab uptake Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s UK population took fewest steps to prevent spread of swine flu (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

First bird flu outbreak in UK since 2017 confirmed in Suffolk
Public Health England has said that the risk to public health is very lowCases ofbird flu have been confirmed at a chicken farm in Suffolk, the government has said.All 27,000 birds at the commercial farm will be culled after a number were found to have the H5 type of avian flu, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said on Tuesday.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Agriculture Bird flu Health Science Society UK news Source Type: news

UK reports bird flu for first time since 2017
Britain's government said bird flu had been confirmed at a chicken farm in eastern England on Tuesday, the first such report since June 2017. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What blocks bird flu in human cells?
(Max Delbr ü ck Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association) Normally, bird flu viruses do not spread easily from person to person. But if this does happen, it could trigger a pandemic. Researchers from the MDC and RKI have now explained in the journal Nature Communications what makes the leap from animals to humans less likely. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UK scientists bring innovative vaccine technology to Vietnam
World-leading vaccine scientists from the University of Bristol are working with one of Vietnam's major vaccine manufacturers, Vabiotech, to share cutting-edge knowledge that could help prevent future global outbreaks of avian flu and rabies. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 27, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biochemistry, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol BioDesign Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

Preparing Intensive Care for the Next Pandemic Influenza Preparing Intensive Care for the Next Pandemic Influenza
Are ICUs adequately prepared for the next major flu pandemic?Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Influenza | Medscape Influenza | Medscape
Review in-depth clinical information, latest medical news, and guidelines on influenza virus and H1N1. Review management of flu symptoms using flu treatment for swine flu, bird flu, and other types of influenza. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Scientists Were Hunting for the Next Ebola. Now the U.S. Has Cut Off Their Funding.
Predict, a government research program, sought to identify animal viruses that might infect humans and to head off new pandemics. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Epidemics United States Agency for International Development Animals Livestock Diseases Bats United States Politics and Government Federal Budget (US) Ebola Virus Avian Influenza Infections Pigs Monkeys and Apes Source Type: news

Vicki Gregory obituary
My sister-in-law, Vicki Gregory, who has died of cancer aged 51, was an international expert in influenza surveillance and research.As a stalwart of theWorldwide Influenza Centre at theFrancis Crick Institute in London, Vicki was held in high regard by colleagues around the globe. With her wealth of knowledge and experience, notably during bird flu outbreaks, she collaborated with many of the laboratories of theWorld Health Organization (WHO)’s influenza response system.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 23, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Gillian Malins Tags: Medical research Flu Science Society Vaccines and immunisation Punk Source Type: news

Health Emergency Preparedness for Imported Cases of High-Consequence Infectious Diseases: Operational Checklist for Country Preparedness Planning in the EU/EEA Countries; Technical Report
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 10/22/2019. To support countries in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) in their review of preparedness system planning, this 21-page document provides an operational checklist for health emergency preparedness for imported cases of high-consequence infectious diseases. These diseases include Ebola virus disease, Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever, Marburg virus disease, highly pathogenic avian influenza, pneumonic plague, and severe acute respiratory syndrome. The checklist describes the system elements that need to ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news