Hospital Personal Protective Equipment Planning Tool
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 12/2018. This spreadsheet from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) provides a planning tool designed to help hospitals determine approximate minimum personal protective equipment (PPE) based on special pathogen category and a number of facility-specific variables. Calculators are included for Ebola virus disease/viral hemorrhagic fever, Middle East respiratory syndrome/severe acute respiratory syndrome, and pandemic influenza. (Text) (Source: Di...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Global sisterhood’ tells perpetrators ‘time is up’ for pandemic of violence
From #MeToo to #HearMeToo, the fight to end violence against women continues as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Nicole Kidman, joined survivors, activists and other Hollywood celebrities to spotlight the lack of resources that exist to help women push back against violence and abuse. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: We Must Not Turn Our Backs On Aids
[Swenga] It has been said that Mandela was proud of the progress the international community had made against AIDS when he passed away in 2013. But he also knew from his long political struggle to never celebrate a job before it is finished. The United Nations believes it is possible to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. This, however, requires un-wavering r commitment from world leaders and other stakeholders in mustering the necessary resources. "The HIV pandemic is not on track to end," a team of doctors warned in t (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pandemic Influenza Vaccines: National Deployment and Vaccination Plans
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 12/2018. This course provides a concise and easily accessible overview of planning considerations for countries to develop and update their national deployment and vaccination plans on the use and deployment of pandemic influenza vaccines. It consists of 10 modules with video presentations and quizzes: (1) Vaccination strategies, (2) Management and organization, (3) Legal and regulatory planning, (4) Communication and information management, (5) Human resources and security, (6) Public communication, (7) Supply chain management, (8) Managing waste, (9) Post-deployment su...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pandemic Influenza Vaccines
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 12/2018. This course provides a concise and easily accessible overview of planning considerations for countries to develop and update their national deployment and vaccination plans on the use and deployment of pandemic influenza vaccines. It consists of 10 modules with video presentations and quizzes: (1) Vaccination strategies, (2) Management and organization, (3) Legal and regulatory planning, (4) Communication and information management, (5) Human resources and security, (6) Public communication, (7) Supply chain management, (8) Managing waste, (9) Post-deployment su...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Preventing Pandemics and Bioterrorism: Past, Present, and Future
Source: George Mason University (GMU). Published: 12/4/2018. This one-hour presentation discusses lessons learned for pandemic preparedness since the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, plans for implementing the new National Biodefense Strategy, and the importance of education for the future of biodefense. It reviews definitions of biodefense and bioincidents, the challenge of catastrophic bioterrorism, and the BioDefense Strategic Framework. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Preventing Pandemics and Bioterrorism
Source: George Mason University (GMU). Published: 12/4/2018. This one-hour presentation discusses lessons learned for pandemic preparedness since the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, plans for implementing the new National Biodefense Strategy, and the importance of education for the future of biodefense. It reviews definitions of biodefense and bioincidents, the challenge of catastrophic bioterrorism, and the BioDefense Strategic Framework. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

US life expectancy falls for third year in a row - Dyer O.
Life expectancy at birth in the United States fell again in 2017 for the third year running, the longest sustained decline since 1915-18, when the first world war and the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic were among the causes of death. A continued inc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Unknown strain of plague found in ancient tomb
New research suggests that the germ may have devastated settlements across Europe at the end of the Stone Age in what may have been the first major pandemic of human history (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Earliest plague strain found in Sweden holds clue to stone age migration from east
Pandemic could explain crash in European population 5,500 years ago and influx of people from Eurasian steppeAn ancient strain of the plague found in a woman buried in Sweden may be the fatal signature of a devastating pandemic that swept through stone age farmers and set the stage for a massive migration into Europe from the east.Evidence for the grim scenario came to light when scientists ran genetic tests on a 20-year-old woman from a rural farming community who was among 78 people buried in apassage grave in G ökhem in western Sweden.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Genetics Epidemics Sweden Science Biology World news Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces Participation in New Collaboration Funded by the UK to Support Vaccines for Pandemic Preparedness
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Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Meeting the challenge of engaging men in HIV prevention and treatment
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) A new commentary from National Institutes of Health scientists asserts that engaging men in HIV prevention and care is essential to the goal of ending the HIV pandemic. The article by Adeola Adeyeye, M.D., M.P.A., and David Burns, M.D., M.P.H., of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Michael Stirratt, Ph.D., of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) also discusses potential solutions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Superbug outbreak in U.K. underscores how hospitals are breeding grounds for deadly pandemics that could wipe out humanity
(Natural News) Yet another drugs and surgery prison, also known as a hospital, is reportedly on red alert after it was discovered that the premises became infected with a deadly “superbug” known as Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase, or KPC. Reports indicate that, due to 24 patients contracting the disease while admitted there, Hereford Hospital in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Danger in the desert
(Deutsches Primatenzentrum (DPZ)/German Primate Center) A team of scientists headed by Stefan P ö hlmann, Hannah Kleine-Weber and Markus Hoffmann from the German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research in G ö ttingen investigated MERS-virus mutations and found that certain mutations made the virus more resistant against the human immune system. The analysis of mutations is essential for predicting the risk of a pandemic. Moreover, the MERS virus may serve as a blueprint for other zoonotic viruses that can be transmitted from animals to humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ending inequality means ending ‘global pandemic’ of violence against women – UN chief
Until women and girls can live free of fear, violence and insecurity, the world cannot pride itself on being fair and equal, United Nations Secretary-General Ant ónio Guterres said on Monday, commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, marked annually on 25 November. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Minnesota Department of Health Crisis Standards of Care
Source: Minnesota Department of Health. Published: 7/20/2018. This web page provides resources about crisis standards of care (CSC), which are used when a health care system is so overwhelmed by an event that it is impossible for it to provide the normal, or standard, level of care to patients. In situations such as a pandemic or severe epidemic influenza season, a formal declaration by state government would occur to recognize that health care systems are in crisis operations that may last for some time. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

BARDA (Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority) Industry Day
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 10/31/2018. This web page provides presentations from BARDA (Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority) Industry Day, which was held on October 29-30, 2018. Topics focused on medical countermeasures against serious public health threats, and included Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Threats; Influenza and Emerging Infectious Diseases; Perspectives in Pandemic Influenza Preparedness; and Emergency Use Authorizations. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Res...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health authorities warn next superbug pandemic will kill "millions" ... and nations aren't doing anything to stop it
(Natural News) When you think of a pandemic, global disease outbreaks like the Spanish flu that killed 50 million in the early 1900s or the more recent HIV/AIDS pandemic are what usually come to mind. However, some experts are warning that the next pandemic will come from an unexpected source – and it’s something that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Implementation of the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: July 2014-August 2016
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. Published: 2/2018. This 46-page document reports on the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) activities in the Eastern Mediterranean Region and the seven member countries that are recipients of grants under the 2013 −2016 PIP Partnership Contribution Implementation Plan. During 2014−2016, the countries have shown progress in putting in place both hard and soft infrastructure and in building systems that address local needs and could be sustained over time for influenza surveillance and pandemic preparednes s. (PDF) (Source: Dis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

100 Years of Pandemic Influenza Preparedness 100 Years of Pandemic Influenza Preparedness
This paper highlights advances in medical care and progress in preparedness and countermeasures since the 1918 influenza pandemic. What remains to be done to improve readiness for the next pandemic?American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

How One Of The Most Successful Government Agencies Safeguards Our Health
Every day the U.S. faces threats like Zika, Ebola and Pandemic Flu. The CEO of United Therapeutics, Dr. Martine Rothblatt, explains and advocates for the government agency BARDA in their constant fight. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steve Brozak, Contributor Tags: UTHR:NASDAQ MRK:NYSE SIRI:NASDAQ Source Type: news

The Critical Role EMS Plays in Fighting the Flu
Influenza has been impacting public health on a global scale since the beginning of recorded history. Influenza, also known as the “flu,” has numerous organizations committed to public health research, developing vaccines, and educating on best practices to prepare for the upcoming flu season. By gaining an understanding of the flu through history, virology, and how it impacts our society, we can have a better appreciation for the commitment that’s involved with combating the flu. What Is Influenza (and What’s Not)? The eyes of an epidemiologist can twitch for a variety of reasons, one of them being...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - November 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Morgan K. Anderson, MPH Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Source Type: news

“ Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn ” traveling exhibit coming from the NLM to the UW Health Sciences Library!
As you may know, the University of Washington Health Sciences Library (HSL) is the location of the Pacific Northwest region of the NNLM.  Starting today (through December 22), it will also be hosting the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit titled, “Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn”.  We are so excited to present this vibrant and trend-setting event! Graphic medicine uses the graphic novel or comic format as a way to provide information and tell stories of illness and health; this exhibit (curated by graphic artist Ellen Forney) consists of 6 banners which will be displayed i...
Source: Dragonfly - November 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health K-12 News from NLM Training & Education comics and medicine david lasky ellen forney graphic medicine traveling exhibit university of washington health sciences library Source Type: news

The frontlines of influenza research
(Human Vaccines Project) On the centennial of the 1918 influenza pandemic, join us for a scientific summit on cutting-edge influenza and human immune system research. Held Nov. 15-16 in Nashville, TN, the summit will include a special press briefing, featuring some of the latest work on universal flu vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Air travel 'could protect humanity from the next deadly disease pandemic'
Researchers from the University of Oxford say the constant spread of germs around the world may be building up people's resistance to a wider range of viruses and bacteria. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How you can prepare for a pandemic flu TODAY
(Natural News) A century ago, a pandemic flu swept across the globe, infecting over 500 million people and claiming the lives of 50 million. Researchers believe it is only a matter of time before a pandemic like the 1918 Spanish flu threatens the world once again. Today, a pandemic flu would spread more rapidly, taking... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC director on threat of flu pandemic, spike in acute flaccid myelitis
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed 10 new cases of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM. Seventy-two people, mostly children, have now been diagnosed in 24 states. The CDC is also keeping a close watch on the flu after the highest number of deaths from the virus last year since modern tracking began. In an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host John Dickerson, CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield said he fears the flu could become a pandemic like the 1918 Spanish flu, which killed as many as 50 million people worldwide. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public Health Priorities 100 Years After the Spanish Flu Public Health Priorities 100 Years After the Spanish Flu
It's been 100 years since the deadly Spanish flu pandemic--are we adequately prepared for another? The author of this commentary argues that current public health defenses are dangerously inadequate.American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Encourage Your Scleroderma Patients to Get Influenza Vaccine Encourage Your Scleroderma Patients to Get Influenza Vaccine
An important new study suggests that the adjuvant-free pandemic influenza A vaccine is safe and effective in patients with scleroderma.Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Flu virus could evolve resistance to pandemic drug
(Imperial College London) The influenza virus can evolve resistance to an anti-flu drug currently in development for use in pandemics but only if there are multiple genetic mutations, a study has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Checkup: A Centennial of Death: The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918
To pay proper respect to the influenza of 100 years ago, get this year ’ s flu shot and make sure your children do, too. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Influenza Epidemics Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Source Type: news

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 67th Annual Meeting
(Burness) Fighting the Latest Ebola Scare, Tackling Disease Outbreaks, Pandemic Flu Concerns, Probing Tick Spit for Cures, Diseases in the Aftermath of Hurricanes, Emerging Infectious Diseases and More at World's Leading Meeting of Global Health and Tropical Disease Experts (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Q & A with Dr Ann Moen: How influenza preparedness helps fight other infectious diseases
Capacity building for influenza is critical because if you can prepare for and respond to flu outbreaks or respiratory events, you learn and practice for responses to other emerging diseases. Flu is not a sporadic outbreak like Ebola or Zika. It is always there, so there is always something to practice with and keep skills sharp. Because flu is a continual threat there is a lot of learning that goes on which also supports work on other emerging diseases. It ’s like the basic architecture for capacity building in all areas. For example, you can practice your communications for responding to outbreaks and better unders...
Source: WHO Feature Stories - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: immunization [subject], vaccination, influenza [subject], flu, seasonal influenza, pandemic influenza Source Type: news

VaxArray potency kit for 'pandemic' vaccines fills gap in pandemic preparedness
(InDevR, Inc.) To help prevent or mitigate the severity of a potentially devastating influenza pandemic, public health agencies and vaccine manufacturers must be able to rapidly define, develop, manufacture, and release 'pandemic' vaccines. To address these shortcomings of SRID, InDevR developed the VaxArray Influenza Pandemic HA Potency Assay (VXI-pHA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pandemic worse than the Spanish Flu may be coming, study warns
Researchers at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Australia said if a similar pandemic were to occur today, it could kill as many as 147 million people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lessons from the 1918 flu pandemic, 100 years on
(Frontiers) With flu season nearly upon us, a new study looks at the factors behind the extremely high mortality of the 1918 flu pandemic and how to prepare for future outbreaks. The authors warn that while the world is better prepared than 100 years ago, new challenges will affect the impact of the next influenza virus pandemic -- including changing population demographics, antibiotic resistance and climate change. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

World leaders try fighting a global pandemic of drug-resistant E. coli at
The UK led an event in Argentina yesterday in which health experts from around the world came together for a simulation of how governments would deal with a global outbreak of a killer bacteria. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The EASD's President-elect on the'Pandemic of Diabetes'The EASD's President-elect on the'Pandemic of Diabetes '
Prof David Matthews will serve as President of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in 2019. He gave his first video interview to Medscape UK after his election.Medscape UK (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

World leaders to take part in crisis simulation of AMR pandemic
G20 leaders have taken part in a fictional drug-resistant E. Coli pandemic, as part of an international effort to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vulnerability to Pandemic Flu Could Be Greater Today Than a Century Ago
This article is a conversion with Dr Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, who discusses the global impact of another 1918-like flu pandemic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pandemic cholera is naturally resistant to antibiotics: Scientists have discovered it is different than other drug-resistant bacteria
(Natural News) Cholera is dubbed as the first “global pandemic,” and for good reason — the disease has spawned seven pandemics around the world, and is still considered a threat to public health, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The disease is known to be damaging once it hits, killing people “within hours” if not... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pandemic Influenza Symposium: Perspectives on Federal, State, and Local Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response
Source: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). Published: 9/26/2018. This one-hour, 56-minute symposium, cosponsored with George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health, features a discussion with national leaders on the emerging issues, trends, and areas of continued challenges and opportunities for success in preparing to respond to the emergence of the next influenza pandemic. Speakers discuss the state of preparedness today, and current perspectives on America ’s biosecurity. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pandemrix Vax for 2009 H1N1 Pandemic Tied to More Adverse Events
(MedPage Today) -- But not enough information to establish causation (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

GPs should 'dust off' pandemic plans this flu season, warns leading medic
Dr Andrew Green, clinical and prescribing lead for the General Practice Committee in the UK, urged doctors to step up their preparations ahead of the flu outbreak this winter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Listening to a pandemic
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - September 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Battles, H. T. Tags: books Source Type: news

Botswana:Tackle NCDs Head-On, Vigorously - Mogae
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Nations have been urged to act quickly and tackle Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) head-on with the same vigour exerted on fighting the HIV/AIDS pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Cholera - Dirty Pandemic, Dirtier Politics
[The Herald] A pall has been cast over Zimbabwe as the cholera pandemic has ravaged Harare's suburbs with the grim prospects that the outbreak could spread, claiming more lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Cholera Death Toll Hits 30
[The Herald] The number of people who have died of cholera has risen from 28 to 30 as Government, Harare City Council, the police and other stakeholders continue to make concerted efforts to curb the spread of the disease amid calls to declare the pandemic a state of disaster. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

This flu vaccine could come via mail
Scientists are one step closer to a pandemic flu vaccine that can be formulated and delivered quickly via mail in the case of an outbreak. Canadian company Medicago has developed a manufacturing platform capable of delivering vaccine doses 19 days after a new strain is identified, rather than the typical three to four weeks it takes to develop a traditional flu vaccine, the company reported in Science Advances.  The company was abl e to produce 30 million doses in 30 days, the report says.  The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news