Flu Severity In Massachusetts Increased To Very High
BOSTON (CBS) — Flu severity in Massachusetts increased to very high this week, the Department of Public Health announced Friday. The percentage of flu-related doctor visits has continued to increase, and remains higher than it was for this week the previous two years. The department said all regions of the state are reporting high activity. The percentage of flu-related hospitalizations has also continued to increase in recent weeks. This year, more influenza B than influenza A has been reported by healthcare professionals in the state, the department said, though all strains that have been found so far this season a...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Flu Health News Massachusetts News New Hampshire News Source Type: news

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

Janssen Announces Submission to U.S. FDA for New DARZALEX ® (Daratumumab)-Based Combination Regimen for Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
RARITAN, NJ, February 10, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the submission of a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval of DARZALEX® (daratumumab) in combination with Kyprolis® (carfilzomib) and dexamethasone (DKd) for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. The sBLA is supported by results from the Phase 3 CANDOR study, which compared treatment with DKd to carfilzomib and dexamethasone (Kd) in patients with multiple myeloma who relapsed after one to three prior lines of therapy. “W...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Second Wave Of Flu Infections Upon Us, CDC Says
BOSTON (CBS) — While concerns about the coronavirus continue to mount, attention has been taken off of the flu which has infected up to 30 million Americans and killed up to 30,000 so far this season. Most cases to date have been due to an influenza B strain but in the past few weeks, influenza A infections have risen, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. It is causing a second wave of infections that some say could last until late spring. Experts say it is important to get vaccinated every year and it is never too late. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Cold and Flu Season Dr. Mallika Marshall Flu Vaccine Source Type: news

Once again, the flu shot proves to be an ineffective joke "medicine" that does nothing but harm people
(Natural News) With novel coronavirus showing no signs of relenting anytime soon, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has even more bad news: This season’s influenza vaccines are once again a mismatch, meaning they don’t work. The public health agency claims that this year’s flu jabs are only a 58 percent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Should Bring Out the Best in Humanity
Pandemics are perversely democratic. They’re nasty, lethal and sneaky, but they don’t discriminate. No matter your age, ethnicity, religion, gender, or nation, you’re a part of the pathogenic constituency. That shared vulnerability, and the resulting human collectivism—a universal response to a universal threat—is newly and vividly evident in the face of the now-global outbreak of the novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV. As of writing, there have been over 30,000 diagnosed cases and over 630 related deaths. A virus that emerged in a single city, Wuhan, China—indeed, in a single crowded ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease 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

Hexavalent Vaccine Included in Vaccines for Children Program
FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 -- The hexavalent combined diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis (DTaP) adsorbed, inactivated poliovirus (IPV), Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) conjugate (meningococcal protein conjugate), and hepatitis B... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Licensure of a Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis, Inactivated Poliovirus, Haemophilus influenzae Type b Conjugate, and Hepatitis B Vaccine, and Guidance for Use in Infants
A new combination vaccine to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, Haemphilus influenzae type b disease, and hepatitis B has been licensed, but won't be available before 2021. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 6, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Diphtheria Vaccination Hepatitis B Vaccination MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pertussis Vaccination Tetanus Vaccination Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and Specific Vaccines Whooping cough 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

Why We Are So Ill-Prepared for A Possible Pandemic Like Coronavirus
We were surprised in 2002 when a new coronavirus called SARS emerged from southern China and spread to 17 countries, causing more than 8,000 disease cases and nearly 800 deaths. We were surprised in 2009 when a new H1N1 influenza strain emerged in Mexico and caused worldwide panic. We were surprised in 2014 when Ebola virus broke out in three West African countries, with nearly 30,000 cases and more than 11,000 deaths. And here we are now, facing the 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak, on the verge of becoming a worldwide pandemic, wthin China reporting over 20,000 cases and nearly 500 deaths. Three years ago in a book, Deadl...
Source: TIME: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael T. Osterholm and Mark Olshaker Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV 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

I Got My Shot; Why Am I Sick? Physicians Explain
The bottom line: Vaccines are our best protection against disease, but in some situations vaccinated people can still get sick. In the case of influenza, several factors can cause this. Nonetheless, physicians stress vaccines are the best form of protection, shielding many individuals from the disease or at least reducing the severity of symptoms, and preventing hospitalization or death. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Oral Flu Vaccine Well-Tolerated and Immunogenic Oral Flu Vaccine Well-Tolerated and Immunogenic
The VXA-A1.1 oral influenza vaccine was well tolerated and provided protective immunity against virus shedding similar to that of intramuscular inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV), in a phase II trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 1, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Want to Protect Yourself from Coronavirus? Do the Same Things You Do Every Winter
Many Americans likely grew a little nervous after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday that a novel coronavirus has spread for the first time within the U.S. But agency officials and other doctors have a simple message for Americans: keep doing what you’re doing to stay healthy. “The best things that you can do are the things that we generally recommend at this time of year to prevent the spread of infectious diseases,” Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said during a Jan. 30 call with reporters. “W...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV public health Source Type: news

Why Coronavirus Seems to Be Striking More Adults Than Kids
More than 8,000 people worldwide have been infected, and 171 have been killed, by a novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China last month. But early research out of Wuhan suggests one group has been largely spared by the contagious disease: young children. A paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday analyzed characteristics of 425 of the first people in Wuhan infected by the virus known as 2019-nCoV and found that none were younger than 15. The median age of patients was 59, and, at least as of mid-January, the youngest person to die from the disease was 36. Though there are not good data t...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Viral Outbreaks Are Here to Stay. This is How Humans Will Fight Back
The year of the rat is off to an ominous start. “We just stay home and don’t go out,” says Mr. Dong. The 33-year-old researcher, who provided only one name, has no other options. He, his wife and their 3-month-old daughter live in Wuhan, the epicenter of an unfolding global health crisis. They’re treating the forced time at home as a holiday, though he says, “this is different than any of them before.” Families like his huddle in their homes, fearful that if they venture out, they will get sick. Since the first cases of a previously unknown pneumonia-like illness emerged in December, Wuh...
Source: TIME: Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park and Charlie Campbell Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Infectious disease experts warn of outbreak risks in US border detention centers
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) Over the past year, at least seven children have died from diseases including influenza while being detained by the US Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency. Infectious disease experts at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) called for protections like influenza vaccinations to prevent serious outbreaks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Many U.S. Adults Misinformed About the Flu, Vaccination
FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 -- Many U.S. adults are misinformed about the influenza virus and the importance of flu vaccination, according to the results of a survey released by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Wakefield Research... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

First Child Flu Death Of Season Reported In Massachusetts
BOSTON (CBS) – A teenager from Worcester County has died from the flu. State health officials say it is the first influenza-associated pediatric death of this flu season in the state. The child tested positive for Influenza B. The Department of Public Health is urging people who have not received a flu shot to get vaccinated. “This is a tragic reminder of how serious the flu can be for both children and adults,” said Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel. “Every flu season is different, but January and February are typically the height of flu season. We want people to know that it’s not t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Flu Worcester news Source Type: news

Variation in Tdap and Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Pregnant Women by Insurance Type --- Florida, 2016--2018
Pregnant women need to receive vaccines during pregnancy to keep themselves and their infants safe. Barriers to receiving vaccines, such as lack of insurance coverage, need to be removed so mothers and infants can be protected. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 23, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Influenza Vaccination MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pregnancy Source Type: news

Efficacy, immunogenicity, and safety of an oral influenza vaccine: a placebo-controlled and active-controlled phase 2 human challenge study
RCT (n=179) found that influenza positive illness was detected in 29% of patients given an oral influenza vaccine vs 35% given intramuscular inactivated influenza vaccine and 48% given placebo after challenge. The oral vaccine was reported to be well tolerated. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatric Influenza Vaccinations and Antibiotic Resistance Pediatric Influenza Vaccinations and Antibiotic Resistance
Have pediatric influenza vaccines resulted in a reduction in antibiotic utilization and resistance?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Full influenza vaccination among children cuts hospitalization in half
(University of Michigan) Fully vaccinating children reduces the risk of hospitalization associated with influenza by 54%, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan, the Clalit Research Institute, and Ben-Gurion University in Israel. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Influenza vaccination of children cuts hospitalization in half: Ben-Gurion U. researchers
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) The findings reveal that the flu vaccine reduced hospitalizations associated with the flu by more than half. They also validate guidelines in the United States and Israel that recommend two vaccine doses for children up to age 8 who have never been vaccinated or who previously received one dose. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

This Year ’s Flu Season Got Off to a Strange Start. What Does That Mean for the Months Ahead?
Flu season is always unpredictable. Different viral strains circulate each year, which makes forecasting the disease’s spread—and formulating the annual flu vaccine—an educated guessing game. Even so, the 2019-2020 flu season has been particularly unusual. Influenza B, the viral strain that usually circulates toward the end of flu season, instead emerged first this year, shifting usual transmission patterns. A vaccine mismatch and reduced immunity to influenza B may have contributed to the early and severe start of this flu season. What does that mean for the months ahead? TIME asked Lynnette Brammer, an ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Small Response Gain With Double-Dose Flu Shot in Pregnant Women With HIV Small Response Gain With Double-Dose Flu Shot in Pregnant Women With HIV
Doubling the dose of influenza vaccine for pregnant women with HIV moderately improves immunogenicity compared to a single flu shot, but response remains well below that of pregnant women without HIV, a clinical trial shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - January 16, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Partially effective flu vaccine better than nothing, experts say
Four strains of the influenza virus have been identified through lab tests as circulating across the United States so far this flu season. This year's vaccine has two of them, but experts say vaccination still helps. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu Shot a Mismatch for Main Strain, Season Far From Over: CDC Flu Shot a Mismatch for Main Strain, Season Far From Over: CDC
Influenza season is still in full swing and children are especially hard hit, in part as a result of a vaccine that is poorly matched to the currently predominant strain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Universal Flu Vaccine Works in Mice
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- An experimental flu vaccine gave mice long-lasting protection against six different flu virus strains, researchers report. The nanoparticle vaccine contains two major influenza proteins -- matrix protein 2 ectodomain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

4-Year-Old Iowa Girl Blinded After Contracting the Flu
Jade DeLucia, a 4-year-old from Iowa, is back home with her family after being struck with a case of the flu that, after a lengthy hospital stay, has left her blind. Amanda Phillips, the girl’s mother, told reporters that Jade came down with a fever in mid-December, which she initially controlled with medication. “There wasn’t any sign that would’ve told me that something was seriously wrong with her,” Phillips told CNN. Phillips did not immediately respond to TIME’s request for comment. Jade had been vaccinated earlier in 2019, according to a post Phillips wrote on Facebook. But, she ad...
Source: TIME: Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized Iowa onetime public health Source Type: news

Flu Vaccine ‘ Not A Very Good Match ’ For Strain That ’ s Tough On Children
(CNN) — This year’s flu vaccine is “not a very good match” for a common strain of the flu that’s especially tough on children, according to the nation’s top infectious disease doctor. “It’s not a very good match for B/Victoria,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, referring to the strain. “It’s not an awful match, but it’s not a very good match.” Children are particularly susceptible to influenza B/Victoria. Fauci said even though the match for B/Victoria isn’t great, a flu shot can...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Flu Vaccine Source Type: news

Flu Season Shaping Up To Be Worse Than Last Year In Massachusetts
BOSTON (CBS) – This year’s flu season in Massachusetts is shaping up to be worse than last. So far, health officials have confirmed about 1,300 cases. At this point last year, that number was about 850. The latest weekly flu report says that influenza severity has increased from low to moderate. So far, influenza B has proved to be the most common form of the flu. Dr. Larry Madoff at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said this year’s flu season is worse than last year’s. (WBZ-TV) “This past week’s activity was higher than it was during any week last season,” said Dr. La...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Flu Source Type: news

The Flu Season May Yet Turn Ugly, C.D.C. Warns
Almost as many people are falling ill as did two years ago, in what was a particularly severe flu season. But this season ’s virus is unusual, and it’s too early to tell how dangerous. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Influenza Fever Deaths (Fatalities) Epidemics Vaccination and Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Kinsa Inc Australia United States Source Type: news

Penn study paves way for new vaccines to protect infants against infections
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A new Penn Medicine study puts researchers within closer reach of vaccines that can protect infants against infections by overcoming a mother's antibodies, which are known to shut down immune defenses initiated by conventional vaccines. That hurdle largely explains why vaccinations for infectious diseases like influenza and measles not given until six to 12 months of age. Findings from the preclinical study were published online today in Science Translational Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers develop universal flu vaccine that protects against 6 influenza viruses in mice
A novel nanoparticle vaccine that combines two major influenza proteins is effective in providing broad, long-lasting protection against influenza virus in mice, showing promise as a universal flu vaccine, according to a study by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Can the flu shot help fight cancer?
(Rush University Medical Center) Physicians and scientists at Rush University Medical Center have found that injecting tumors with influenza vaccines, including some FDA-approved seasonal flu shots, turns cold tumors to hot, a discovery that could lead to an immunotherapy to treat cancer. The study results were published December 30th in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers develop universal flu vaccine that protects against 6 influenza viruses in mice
(Georgia State University) A novel nanoparticle vaccine that combines two major influenza proteins is effective in providing broad, long-lasting protection against influenza virus in mice, showing promise as a universal flu vaccine, according to a study by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical Alert: Animal URINE called "urea" is found in today’s dirty vaccines, including the Varicella immunization jab
(Natural News) Some people put their full faith in American vaccines. They get every vaccine they’re told to get by doctors and the CDC. If there’s a scary outbreak on TV, they’ll run to the first 24-hour clinic or their pediatrician and get the booster jab for that infectious disease or new influenza combination of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bharat Biotech keen to revive Rs 600 crore TN vaccine complex
With a planned annual capacity of 585 million, the project proposed to make pentavalent, or five-in-one, combination vaccine, BCG vaccine, and vaccines to prevent measles, hepatitis B, human rabies, Hib (haemophilus influenzae type b) and Japanese encephalitis (JE) in the first phase, which was to be commissioned by 2010. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Annual seasonal flu vaccination programme and reimbursement guidance for 2020/21
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has published its scientific advice and recommendations on the use of influenza vaccines in the UK for the 2020/21 season. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 24, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

It takes “2 weeks to build up immunity” to the flu after the vaccine is administered, claims the industry that has paid out over $2 billion for flu shot injuries
(Natural News) Nurses and doctors across America will beg and plead with you to get your flu shot “early” so you can build up immunity to the known mass serial killer called influenza. Yet, most people who die from the flu didn’t really. They died from pneumonia, MRSA superbugs and a crippled immune system caused... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr. John Robbins, Developer of a Meningitis Vaccine, Dies at 86
His method of boosting immune protection in babies helped save seven million lives. But he never profited from it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: John B. Robbins Deaths (Obituaries) Vaccination and Immunization Inventions and Patents Children and Childhood Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) Food and Drug Administration National Institutes of Health Meningitis Source Type: news

CDC Estimates 1,300 Flu Deaths In US This Season; Widespread Activity In Massachusetts
(CNN/CBS) — At least 1,300 people have died from the flu so far this season, according to a preliminary estimate released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There have been at least 2.6 million flu illnesses and 23,000 flu-related hospitalizations, according to the analysis. So far this season, the CDC has received reports of 10 children who have died from the flu, four more than the week before. Experts have warned that flu is hitting the United States early this year, and there are concerns that this early season could mean a particularly severe season overall. Flu spread significantly in ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Flu Source Type: news

Few Child Care Centers Report Flu Vaccine Requirements
THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2019 -- Few child care center directors report having an influenza vaccine requirement for children and adult caregivers, according to a study published online Dec. 12 in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Child care centers rarely require flu vaccination for children or their caregivers
(Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society) Influenza can be especially dangerous for children, who are at greater risk for serious complications from the illness, including hospitalization and even death. Yet child care centers in the US rarely require children or the adults who care for them to be vaccinated against flu, according to a new study published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Flu Season Is Off to an Earlier-than-Normal Start, Raising Fears of a Severe Year
Flu season in the U.S. is off to an early start—which means a virulent winter may be impending. Influenza activity has been higher than normal for four weeks in a row, which many experts consider the official mark of flu season. As of the week ending Nov. 30, 3.5% of visits to health care providers nationwide were related to influenza-like illness, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Already, the country has seen about 1.7 million cases of the flu, 16,000 flu-related hospitalizations and 910 flu-related deaths, the CDC says. Six children have died so far. So far this year, flu act...
Source: TIME: Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease Source Type: news