Swine flu pandemic preparedness: Behind the DEADLY swine flu pandemic 10 years on
SWINE FLU was once a major pandemic, and still spreads around the world today during the annual flu season. One doctor at the head of disease response outlines how health services have changed as the result of the 2009 pandemic. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Struggling with Scale: Ebola ’s Lessons for the Next Pandemic
Source: Center for Global Development (CGD). Published: 5/9/2019. This 82-page report explores the lessons of the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak through the lens of the U.S. and United Nations policymakers who were forced to construct an unprecedented response in real time. It tells the story of their choices around four major policy challenges: Operationalizing the U.S. government response; balancing the politics and science of travel restrictions; defining the role of a reluctant military; and coordinating complex international partnerships. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The UK's pandemic influenza research portfolio: a model for future research on emerging infections
In this Personal View, the authors describe the projects that were set up, the challenges of putting these projects into a maintenance-only state, and ongoing activities to maintain readiness for activation, and discuss how to plan research for a range of major incidents. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Water pandemic: Airborne viruses found to survive for weeks in WATER… and most water filters can't remove viruses
(Natural News) It has long been believed that enveloped viruses – viruses like Herpes simplex, chickenpox and the flu virus, which have an outer membranous envelope – are not very stable, and are only infectious through direct and speedy aerosol transmission. A new study by scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exploring Lessons Learned from a Century of Outbreaks: Readiness for 2030; Proceedings of a Workshop
Source: National Academies Press (NAP). Published: 5/2019. In November 2018, an ad hoc planning committee at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine planned two workshops in Washington, DC, to examine the lessons from influenza pandemics and other major outbreaks, understand the extent to which the lessons have been learned, and discuss how they could be applied further to ensure that countries are sufficiently ready for future pandemics. This 210-page publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from both workshops. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Strengthening Social Science Capacities in the European Region: Integrating Social Science-Based Interventions for Effective Emergency Risk Communication and Community Engagement in Outbreaks and Health Emergencies
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 5/2019. In order to integrate social science capacities on a global scale for pandemic and other health emergencies response, the World Health Organization developed the SocialNET training in 2017, and designed it to prepare social scientists, communicators, and related emergency response experts to work effectively as part of public health emergency response teams.This 54-page report provides information about the SocialNET training held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in December 2018 to provide an interactive adult learning experience with an emphasis on...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning, Legislation, and Analysis Anna Abram, remarks prepared for testimony before a subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce on the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act
FDA ’s Anna Abram’s testimony for U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health on the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 27, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Lifetime flu vaccine?
(Stanford University) Another year, another flu vaccine because so far scientists haven't managed to make a vaccine that protects against all strains of flu. A new approach could end that ritual and protect against deadly pandemic flu. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Genetic code of WWI soldier's cholera mapped
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) The oldest publicly available strain of the cholera-causing bacterial species, Vibrio cholerae, has had its genetic code read for the first time. The bacterium was isolated from a British soldier during World War One (WWI) and stored for over 100 years before being revived and sequenced. The results show that this strain is a unique, non-toxigenic strain of V. cholerae that's distantly related to the strains of bacteria causing cholera pandemics today and in the past. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

National Institutes Of Health Begin Human Trial Of ‘ Universal ’ Flu Vaccine
BOSTON (CBS) – Four children have died from the flu in Massachusetts so far this season, a stark reminder of why it’s so important to get vaccinated every year. Now, the National Institutes of Health has begun the first human trial of a “universal” flu vaccine. This novel flu vaccine was designed to provide long-lasting protection for all age groups against multiple influenza subtypes, including seasonal flu viruses and those that can cause deadly pandemics. This first study is a Phase 1 trial which will look at the vaccine’s safety and side effects, as well as how robustly it stimulates the i...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Flu Vaccine Source Type: news

New VaxArray neuraminidase potency test for N9
(InDevR, Inc.) InDevR Inc. announced commercial availability of a VaxArray reagent kit for neuraminidase (NA) from influenza viruses containing the N9 subtype. Together with InDevR's VaxArray reagent kit for 'pandemic' hemagglutinin (H5, H7, H9), the new N9 reagent kit can provide unprecedented insight into the relationship between influenza vaccine antigen content and clinical efficacy for vaccines to be included in the nation's emergency stockpile. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Parallel adaptation of rabbit populations to myxoma virus
In the 1950s the myxoma virus was released into European rabbit populations in Australia and Europe, decimating populations and resulting in the rapid evolution of resistance. We investigated the genetic basis of resistance by comparing the exomes of rabbits collected before and after the pandemic. We found a strong pattern of parallel evolution, with selection on standing genetic variation favoring the same alleles in Australia, France, and the United Kingdom. Many of these changes occurred in immunity-related genes, supporting a polygenic basis of resistance. We experimentally validated the role of several genes in viral...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Alves, J. M., Carneiro, M., Cheng, J. Y., Lemos de Matos, A., Rahman, M. M., Loog, L., Campos, P. F., Wales, N., Eriksson, A., Manica, A., Strive, T., Graham, S. C., Afonso, S., Bell, D. J., Belmont, L., Day, J. P., Fuller, S. J., Marchandeau, S., Palmer, Tags: Evolution, Genetics r-articles Source Type: news

Pandemic Preparedness and Response in Fragile, Conflict and Violence (FCV) Situations
Source: World Bank. Published: 3/18/2019. This eight-page document discusses five questions about robust pandemic preparedness and response, which is necessary to address vulnerability and to prevent, detect, and respond to an outbreak in fragile, conflict, and violence (FCV) situations. It discusses why agencies should invest in pandemic preparedness in FCV situations, why FCV settings are more vulnerable to pandemics, what interventions could be considered, and why pandemic preparedness should be monitored and evaluated. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Concern As HIV Cases Soar in Oil-Rich Districts
[Monitor] Hoima -Communities in Hoima and Kikuube districts where commercially viable oil resources have been discovered are grappling with the HIV/Aids pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global influenza strategy 2019-2030
This strategy aims to protect people in all countries from the threat of influenza. The goal of the strategy is to prevent seasonal influenza, control the spread of influenza from animals to humans, and prepare for the next influenza pandemic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Health Organization tells countries to bolster flu control as another pandemic is 'inevitable'
The WHO said the question is not 'if we have another pandemic, but when'. A global strategy will attempt to reduce the number of deaths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New funding to research health impact of climate change
Funding of up to £ 56 million has been earmarked for research into the potential health effects of climate change, air pollution, antimicrobial resistance and global pandemics (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global 'pandemic' of fake drugs killing children worldwide, report says
The deaths of children are a cause for misery, and new research suggests one of the gravest perils comes in the form of falsified and substandard drugs for treating malaria, pneumonia and other diseases. Hundreds of thousands of children each year are dying due to a surge of poor-quality or outright fake medicines, the report says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO Announces New Global Plan to Fight Flu
(MedPage Today) -- Emphasizes preparedness for the next pandemic for every country (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 11, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UN unveils global influenza strategy to prevent ‘real’ threat of pandemic
A new UN-led plan has been unveiled to tackle the estimated one billion cases of influenza which occur each year, and protect against the “real” threat of a global pandemic, the head of the organization’s health agency said on Monday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World must prepare for inevitable next flu pandemic, WHO says
The world will inevitably face another pandemic of flu and needs to prepare for the potential devastation that could cause, and not underestimate the risks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Could CRISPR Diagnostics Provide a Valuable Weapon in the Fight against Pandemic Flu?
The flu season is up and running in the Northern Hemisphere, and early signs in both the United States and Europe are that the effects might not be quite as severe as the brutal 2017/18 season. The United States is predominantly seeing H1N1 circulating, while monitoring in Europe has identified co-circulation of H1N1 and H3N2—both varieties of Influenza A that should be covered by the seasonable vaccine. What if they weren’t though? Influenza A can be found in both human and animal populations, and it evolves rapidly through genetic mutation. Each year many humans rely on their country&a...
Source: MDDI - March 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Paul Wilkins Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Risk Communication Strategies for the Very Worst of Cases: How to Issue a Call to Action on Global Catastrophic Biological Risks
Source: Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health. Published: 3/4/2019. This 60-page report reframes the discussion of the most severe biological threats and provides policy advocates with an additional tool to help them catalyze expansive international support for work on pandemic prevention and response. It outlines current awareness gaps —present inside and outside the scientific community—and identifies opportunities for communication to close them. It provides a set of considerations and suggestions for individuals and institutions interested in championing the issue of global catastroph...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Analyzing airborne viruses at airports
Many travelers associate flying with the possibility of getting sick, but the exact pathogens floating around terminals — and the best methods to detect those pathogens — has often eluded public health experts. A recent study out of Duke University has shown that not only are there several viruses you might catch from just breathing the air in airports, but that new detection method could lead to greater securi ty against pandemics. During the first months of 2018, a Duke research team spent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Global Influenza Strategy 2019 –2030
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 3/2019. Cited as the most comprehensive and far-reaching plan that the World Health Organization has ever developed for influenza, this 31-page strategy is aimed at protecting people in all countries from the threat of influenza, preventing seasonal influenza, controlling the spread of influenza from animals to humans, and preparing for the next influenza pandemic. It details how to build stronger country capacities for disease surveillance and response, prevention and control, and preparedness. Its Strategic Objective 4 is to strengthen pandemic preparedness and respons...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Epidemic Group Invests $34 Mln in Potential Vaccine Printer Tech Epidemic Group Invests $34 Mln in Potential Vaccine Printer Tech
A coalition seeking to get ahead of the next pandemic has agreed a $34 million deal with German biotech CureVac to develop vaccine"printing" technology that aims to rapidly produce shots against multiple diseases.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Escalated Response - U.S. $80 Million Commitment to the Democratic Republic of the Congo
[World Bank] World Bank Group and Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility support government and partners to contain the outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Epidemic group invests $34 million in potential vaccine printer tech
A coalition seeking to get ahead of the next pandemic has agreed a $34 million deal with German biotech CureVac to develop vaccine "printing" technology that aims to rapidly produce shots against multiple diseases. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New Health Worker Cadre Expands HIV Services in Migori County, Kenya
February 26, 2019Government officials in Migori County, Kenya, have officially recognized 188 HIV testing service (HTS) counselors as a distinct cadre of health worker, meaning that they warrant a dedicated scheme of service like those for other health workers who are engaged in the fight to end the AIDS epidemic. Their decision was prompted by data from the IntraHealth International-developed iHRIS Manage software.Migori County is situated in a region with one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in Kenya and Africa —13.3%, according to the National Aids Control Council 2018. The county has stepped up its efforts to ...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Kenya Human Resources for Health (HRH) Kenya Program HRIS Human Resources Management Source Type: news

Duke study analyzes airborne viruses at airports
Many travelers associate flying with the possibility of getting sick, but the exact pathogens floating around terminals – and the best methods to detect those pathogens – has often eluded public health experts. A recent study out of Duke University has shown that not only are there several viruses you might catch from just breathing the air in airports, but that new detection method could lead to greater securi ty against pandemics. During the first months of 2018, a Duke research team spent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Antigenic and Genetic Characteristics of Zoonotic Influenza Viruses and Development of Candidate Vaccine Viruses for Pandemic Preparedness
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 2/21/2019. This 10-page document summarizes the genetic and antigenic characteristics of recent zoonotic influenza viruses and related viruses circulating in animals that are relevant to influenza candidate vaccine virus updates. Zoonotic influenza viruses continue to be identified and evolve both genetically and antigenically, leading to the need for additional candidate vaccine viruses for pandemic preparedness purposes. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Governments warned to stockpile antibiotics to prepare for the coming global pandemic
(Natural News) A new report is urging government officials to begin stockpiling antibiotics in preparation for a potential global influenza pandemic, claiming that doing so will ultimately end up saving authorities tens of billions of dollars. The first study yet to model the financial value of stockpiling antibiotics, the analysis claims that the world can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Possible Parkinson's'Pandemic' Looms: Report
TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 -- The number of people living with Parkinson's disease worldwide could double in the next two decades, experts project. In a report warning of a possible Parkinson's " pandemic, " researchers say the stage is set for cases to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

National Library of Medicine Exhibits: Managing Information Around Public Health Emergencies and Pandemics
Source: National Library of Medicine [National Institutes of Health] (NLM). Published: 2/14/2019. Speakers in this one-hour webinar from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) discuss several new DIMRC activities, the NLM Exhibition Program ’s new Exhibitions Connect initiative, and the activities of the NLM Web Collecting and Archiving Group. The first speaker details the CHEMM program’s new information about fourth generation agents, and NLM’s events at the 2019 Preparedness Summit on March 26-29. The second speaker highlights the Exhibition Conne...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Flu Vaccine Prevented 8,000 Deaths in 2017-2018 (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But only 42% of U.S. population received flu shot in a season of the highest morbidity and mortality since the 2009 pandemic (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - February 12, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Investing in antibiotics critical to saving lives during pandemic influenza outbreaks
(Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics& Policy) In a new study published in the journal Health Economics, researchers at CDDEP, the University of Strathclyde in Scotland, and Wageningen University in the Netherlands developed a mathematical framework to estimate the value of investing in developing and conserving an antibiotic to mitigate the burden of bacterial infections caused by resistant Staphylococcus aureus during a pandemic influenza outbreak. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

At epicenter of Zika outbreak, dengue immunity provided protection
(Yale University) When the Zika virus arrived in the Americas in early 2015, it struck hard, infecting 73 percent of people in one Brazilian community at the epicenter of the pandemic, according to a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health.The study, conducted in collaboration with the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation-Brazilian Ministry of Health and international partners, is published in Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Impact of preexisting dengue immunity on Zika virus emergence in a dengue endemic region
The clinical outcomes associated with Zika virus (ZIKV) in the Americas have been well documented, but other aspects of the pandemic, such as attack rates and risk factors, are poorly understood. We prospectively followed a cohort of 1453 urban residents in Salvador, Brazil, and, using an assay that measured immunoglobulin G3 (IgG3) responses against ZIKV NS1 antigen, we estimated that 73% of individuals were infected during the 2015 outbreak. Attack rates were spatially heterogeneous, varying by a factor of 3 within a community spanning 0.17 square kilometers. Preexisting high antibody titers to dengue virus were associat...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Rodriguez-Barraquer, I., Costa, F., Nascimento, E. J. M., Nery, N., Castanha, P. M. S., Sacramento, G. A., Cruz, J., Carvalho, M., De Olivera, D., Hagan, J. E., Adhikarla, H., Wunder, E. A., Coelho, D. F., Azar, S. R., Rossi, S. L., Vasilakis, N., Weaver, Tags: Ecology, Epidemiology r-articles Source Type: news

Parkinson's warning as cases set to treble in global pandemic
A PARKINSON'S pandemic is on the horizon, with cases of the disease set to almost triple over the next two decades, research warns. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Are we facing a Parkinson's pandemic?
The authors of a recent article are suggesting that the gradual rise in Parkinson's is a pandemic. They ask why this is occurring and what can be done. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Are we facing a Parkinson's pandemic?
The authors of a recent article are suggesting that the gradual rise in Parkinson's is a pandemic. They ask why this is occurring and what can be done. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - February 3, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

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Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework for the sharing of influenza viruses and access to vaccines and other benefits Draft decision proposed by Secretariat with amendments by Member States (Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation)
Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MMV and DNDi make compounds available for research into new drugs for pandemic diseases
(Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative) Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) have launched the Pandemic Response Box to provide researchers with free access to 400 diverse compounds to accelerate the discovery of new treatments for life-threatening pandemic diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Emerging evidence of an impending Parkinson's disease pandemic identified
(IOS Press) For most of human history Parkinson's disease (PD) has been a rare disorder. However, demography and the by-products of industrialization a now contributing to an impending a Parkinson's pandemic, according to experts writing in a supplement to the Journal of Parkinson's Disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity, climate change and hunger must be fought as one, health experts declare
Maybe, when it comes to finding a way out of a global crisis of obesity, we ’re just thinking too small.Maybe the steps needed to reverse a pandemic of unhealthy weight gain are the same as those needed to solve two other crises of human health: malnutrition and climate change.So instead of trying... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 29, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

‘Big Food’ a major driver for obesity pandemic
Call for a global treaty on food systems Related items fromOnMedica A child under 15 dies every five seconds around the world UK lagging behind peers on child health Global cancer burden set to soar Public health chiefs set out NHS plan targets ‘No-deal’ Brexit (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

To fix climate change, fix the obesity and starvation epidemics, reports say
The world needs to come up with solutions to fight three interrelated pandemics -- obesity, starvation and climate change -- and it needs to do it fast before the planet is "burning," according to a report released Sunday in the Lancet. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

LSTM and Imperial College Researchers design new anti-influenza drugs
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) Researchers at LSTM and Imperial College London have designed drugs which could help combat any potential new flu pandemic, by targeting the receptors of the cells by which the virus gains entry to the human body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pandemic Influenza
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 1/24/2019. This Web page provides information about pandemic influenza, which is a global outbreak of a new influenza A virus. Resources are provided about Pandemic Basics and Past Outbreaks; National Pandemic Strategy; and Monitoring for Influenza Viruses. The page also describes what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does regarding pandemic influenza, provides additional influenza resources and pandemic tools, and provides links to Planning and Preparedness Resources. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resourc...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

British scientists hope gene-edited chickens will help ward off the next pandemic
British scientists are developing gene-edited chickens designed to be totally resistant to flu in a new approach to trying to stop the next deadly human pandemic. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news