Published: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 19:30:00 EDT
Mon, 30 Sept 2013 13:00:00 ESTTo boost the nation’s ability to manufacture influenza vaccine quickly in a pandemic, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today established a fill and finish manufacturing network, which will cover the final steps in the vaccine manufacturing process.
Fri, 5 July 2013 13:00:00 ESTThis Health Alert Network Health Advisory provides an update on H3N2 variant virus (or “H3N2v”) activity and summarizes CDC’s updated H3N2v case definitions and recommendations for H3N2v surveillance for the summer and fall of 2013. It supersedes the last H3N2v-related HAN Health Advisory, HAN 325, which was issued August 3, 2012.
Tue, 13 May 2013 13:00:00 ESTPregnant mothers’ exposure to the flu was associated with a nearly fourfold increased risk that their child would develop bipolar disorder in adulthood, in a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Fri, 10 May 2013 11:00:00 ESTSporadic human cases of infection with avian influenza A (H7N9) continue to be reported in China, but the increase in case counts has fallen off from the month of April, when multiple cases were being reported each day.
Thu, 9 May 2013 11:00:00 ESTA study by CDC and Chinese public health experts published on May 8, 2013, indicates that human infections with the H7N9 virus remain very rare in China among people seeking medical care for influenza-like illness (ILI).
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:00:00 ESTThe novel H7N9 avian influenza virus that has caused illness and death of people in China in recent weeks has characteristics known to cause severe disease in mammals, including people, but it is premature to predict its potential for causing an influenza pandemic, according to researchers in the United States and Japan who evaluated the virus’ genetic sequences.
Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:00:00 ESTA new drug to help address the growing problem of antiviral drug resistance and add to the tools available to fight pandemic and seasonal influenza will be developed under a contract awarded today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:00:00 ESTOur nation has reached a landmark in influenza vaccine history with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a new seasonal flu vaccine, called Flublok, made with novel technology.
Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:00:00 ESTThe Minnesota Department of Health has reported detection of 3 infections with an influenza A H1N2 variant (“H1N2v”) virus with the pandemic M gene from the 2009 H1N1 virus.
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:00:00 ESTToday, CDC is reporting 12 additional cases of H3N2 variant virus (H3N2v) infection, as well as the first H3N2v-associated death, which was reported by the state of Ohio.
Fri, 24 Aug 2012 11:00:00 ESTToday, 52 additional cases of H3N2v are being reported, bringing the total number of such infections since July 2012 in the United States to 276 across 10 states.
Fri, 17 Aug 2012 11:00:00 ESTToday, 71 additional cases of H3N2v are being reported, bringing the total number of such infections since July 2012 in the United States to 224.
Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:00:00 ESTThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it has approved the 2012-2013 influenza (flu) vaccine formulation for all six manufacturers licensed to produce and distribute the vaccines in the United States.
Fri, 3 Aug 2012 11:00:00 ESTThis week CDC reports 12 additional human infections with influenza A (H3N2) variant* virus in 3 states.
Fri, 27 Jul 2012 11:00:00 ESTThe state of Indiana this week reported the first novel influenza virus outbreak associated with a fair this season. Following reports of ill swine and humans during a fair in Indiana from July 8-14, samples were taken from swine and humans.
Mon, 25 Jun 2012 00:00:00 ESTA study published today in The Lancet Infectious Diseases Online First provides the first global estimates of how many people died as a result of the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic.
Thu, 7 Jun 2012 11:00:00 ESTThailand today became one of the first countries in the world to test an H5N1 avian, or bird, influenza vaccine in a needle-free, nasal spray formulation.
Wed, 9 May 2012 00:00:00 ESTVietnam has begun a Phase I clinical trial for the first H1N1 influenza vaccine developed entirely in that country.
Thu, 12 Apr 2012 00:00:00 ESTThe first human infection with an influenza A H3N2 variant (H3N2v) virus in 2012 has been reported in a child by the state of Utah.
Mon, 2 Apr 2012 00:00:00 ESTA new North American Plan for Animal and Pandemic Influenza supports a faster and more coordinated response to influenza pandemics in North America. President Barack Obama, Mexican President Felipe Calderon, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper released the plan jointly this week during the North American Leaders Summit as a way to enhance the health and safety of residents of all three nations.
Wed, 29 Feb 2012 11:00:00 ESTFluMist Quadrivalent, a vaccine to prevent seasonal influenza in people ages 2 years through 49 years, has been approved today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. FluMist Quadrivalent is the first influenza vaccine to contain four strains of the influenza virus, two influenza A strains and two influenza B strains.
Mon, 12 Dec 2011 11:00:00 ESTThe first U.S. facility to use a faster and more flexible technology to make influenza vaccine was dedicated today, as part of an initiative that could provide vaccine supplies sooner in an influenza pandemic. The plant in Holly Springs, N.C., can create vaccine using cultured animal cells instead of the conventional process of using fertilized eggs.
Fri, 9 Dec 2011 11:00:00 ESTCDC has confirmed two cases of human infection with two different novel influenza A viruses in different states. Both patients have fully recovered.
Wed, 26 Oct 2011 11:00:00 ESTThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending that health care professionals use a sterile needle and syringe to administer inactivated influenza vaccines.
Fri, 14 Oct 2011 11:00:00 ESTThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the initial “FluView” report for the U.S. 2011–2012 flu season with the message that flu activity is currently low, making this the perfect time to get vaccinated. There should be lots of vaccine available, because the supply is projected to set a U.S. record.
Mon, 3 Oct 2011 11:00:00 ESTThe immune response to an H5N1 avian influenza vaccine was greatly enhanced in healthy adults if they were first primed with a DNA vaccine expressing a gene for a key H5N1 protein, researchers say. Their report describes results from two clinical studies conducted by researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.
Wed, 28 Sep 2011 11:00:00 ESTThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the Kimberly-Clark Pediatric/Child Face Mask, designed to be worn in hospitals and health care facilities to help reduce the spread of airborne respiratory tract bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens.
Mon, 19 Sep 2011 11:00:00 ESTExamination of lung tissue and other autopsy material from 68 American soldiers who died of respiratory infections in 1918 has revealed that the influenza virus that eventually killed 50 million people worldwide was circulating in the United States at least four months before the 1918 influenza reached pandemic levels that fall.
Thu, 15 Sep 2011 11:00:00 ESTAlthough children and teenagers rarely die from flu–related causes, many of the deaths could have been prevented if the children had been vaccinated against the flu, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Tue, 19 Jul 2011 11:00:00 ESTThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it has approved the 2011-2012 influenza vaccine formulation for all six manufacturers licensed to produce and distribute influenza vaccine for the United States.
Mon, 18 Apr 2011 11:00:00 ESTAfter a week of negotiations continued through Friday night and into Saturday morning, an open-ended working-group meeting of Member States successfully agreed upon a framework to ensure that in a pandemic, influenza virus samples will be shared with partners who need the information to take steps to protect public health.
Thu, 31 Mar 2011 11:00:00 ESTA contract has been awarded to develop a long-acting single-dose antiviral drug for use in the United States, the U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) announced today.
Wed, 30 Mar 2011 11:00:00 ESTThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today unveiled an innovative new website to help parents and other consumers learn about the most effective way to protect themselves and their children from infectious diseases and learn about immunization.
Mon, 7 Mar 2011 11:00:00 ESTGuidance for the Prevention and Control of Influenza in the Peri- and Postpartum Settings
Mon, 2 Mar 2011 11:00:00 ESTThe 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus continues to circulate among the human population as the predominant H1N1 subtype.
Tues, 23 Feb 2011 11:00:00 ESTThe World Health Organization (WHO) Recommends Vaccine Composition for the 2011-2012 Northern Hemisphere Influenza Season
Mon, 7 Feb 2011 10:00:00 ESTFlu surveillance, laboratory testing and inventory tools for use by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) international partners and collaborating countries.
Fri, 17 Dec 2010 18:00:00 ESTU.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced that Walgreens has agreed to donate $10 million in vouchers for free flu shots to 350,000 eligible uninsured and underserved people in 15 markets across the country.
Mon, 13 Dec 2010 16:00:00 EST2009 Results of NIH-supported study now available
Mon, 7 Dec 2010 9:00:00 ESTLast year, as the world prepared for a pandemic of the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, we were reminded of the severity and unpredictability of this serious disease.
Mon, 6 Dec 2010 14:00:00 ESTThe costly, time-consuming process of making, distributing and administering millions of seasonal flu vaccines would become obsolete if researchers could design a vaccine that confers decades-long protection from any flu virus strain.
Fri, 3 Dec 2010 14:00:00 ESTThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has set aside the week of December 5-11, 2010 to observe this season's National Influenza Vaccination Week. The week-long emphasis on flu vaccination was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination...
Fri, 3 Dec 2010 12:00:00 ESTBecause pregnant women are at increased risk for severe disease associated with influenza infection, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices have recommended seasonal influenza vaccination for women while pregnant, regardless of trimester...
Wed, 17 Nov 2010 12:00:00 ESTEfforts to grow the vaccine virus in cells rather than eggs are currently under way and there is consideration of the addition to influenza vaccine of immune-stimulating adjuvants to be used in certain groups of individuals.
Tue, 16 Nov 2010 12:00:00 ESTThe following guidance on the use of influenza antiviral drugs for the prevention and control of influenza during the 2010-2011 season has been submitted to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) and will appear in that publication at a later date.
Mon, 15 Nov 2010 15:50:00 ESTA new commentary by researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, explores the 1510 pandemic and what we have learned since then about preventing, controlling and treating influenza.
Tue, 2 Nov 2010 18:10:00 EDTSecondary infections with bacteria such as Streptococcus pneumoniae, which causes pneumonia, were a major cause of death during the 1918 flu pandemic and may be important in modern pandemics as well.
Tue, 12 Oct 2010 10:00:00 EDTQuestions and answers on the safety of the 2010-2011 flu vaccine, including possible mild reactions.
Thu, 8 Oct 2010 10:00:00 EDTToolkit and other materials for businesses, employers, and their employees to learn ways to prevent the flu.
Thu, 7 Oct 2010 14:35:00 EDTBecause the novel influenza A (H1N1) virus [2009 influenza A (H1N1)] was identified in April 2009, two separate influenza vaccines were distributed in the United States in 2009–2010: a seasonal vaccine and an influenza A (H1N1) 2009 monovalent vaccine (2009 H1N1 vaccine).
Thu, 7 Oct 2010 14:30:00 EDTAnswers to common questions regarding influenza vaccine strain selection, including information on the virus strains recommended for use in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere influenza vaccines.
Tue, 5 Oct 2010 11:30:00 EDTAnswers to common questions regarding influenza vaccine strain selection, including information on the virus strains recommended for use in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere influenza vaccines.
Fri, 1 Oct 2010 19:30:00 EDTAnswers to common questions regarding influenza vaccine strain selection, including information on the virus strains recommended for use in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere influenza vaccines.
Wed, 29 Sep 2010 19:30:00 EDTThe contract will help fill the need for domestically manufactured, low-cost, user-friendly, and flexible next-generation ventilators.
Wed, 29 Sep 2010 15:00:00 EDTSaudi Arabia updates its health and immunization requirements for travelers
Tue, 21 Sep 2010 10:30:00 EDTAs the United States prepares for the upcoming flu season, a group of researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health continues to model how H1N1 may spread.
Tue, 07 Sep 2010 22:30:00 EDTLa limpieza y la desinfección son parte de una amplia estrategia para prevenir las enfermedades infecciosas en las escuelas. Para ayudar a disminuir la propagación de la influenza (gripe), la primera l�ínea de defensa es la vacunación. Otras medidas comprenden cubrirse la nariz y la boca al toser o estornudar, lavarse las manos y mantener a las personas enfermas alejadas de las sanas.
Tue, 07 Sep 2010 22:30:00 EDTCleaning and disinfecting are part of a broad approach to preventing infectious diseases in schools. To help slow the spread of influenza (flu), the first line of defense is getting vaccinated. Other measures include covering coughs and sneezes, washing hands, and keeping sick people away from others. Below are tips on how to slow the spread of flu specifically through cleaning and disinfecting.
Tue, 07 Sep 2010 22:30:00 EDTThis document from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides guidance to help reduce the spread of seasonal influenza (flu) among students and staff in K-12 schools during the 2010-2011 school year.
Thu, 02 Sep 2010 15:00:00 EDTThis document provides lists of facts and recommendations for health care workers concerning the flu and vaccinations.
Thu, 26 Aug 2010 15:00:00 EDTEstimating Seasonal Influenza-Associated Deaths in the United States: CDC Study Confirms Variability of Flu
Thu, 19 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDTHHS Secretary releases review and recommendations driven by pandemic flu experience
Tue, 10 Aug 2010 10:00:00 EDTThe world is no longer in phase 6 of influenza pandemic alert. We are now moving into the post-pandemic period. The new H1N1 virus has largely run its course.
Tue, 10 Aug 2010 10:00:00 EDTThe world is now in the post-pandemic period. Based on knowledge about past pandemics, the H1N1 (2009) virus is expected to continue to circulate as a seasonal virus for some years to come.
Mon, 09 Aug 2010 10:00:00 EDTCSL Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Safety in the United States
Mon, 09 Aug 2010 10:00:00 EDTRecommended Flu Vaccines for Different Age Groups - U.S., 2010-11 Season
Fri, 06 Aug 2010 13:00:00 EDTAs of 1 August 2010, worldwide more than 214 countries and overseas territories or communities have reported laboratory confirmed cases of pandemic influenza H1N1 2009, including over 18449 deaths.
Fri, 30 July 2010 17:00:00 EDTThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it has approved vaccines for the 2010-2011 influenza season in the United States.
Thu, 29 July 2010 19:00:00 EDTThis report updates the 2009 recommendations by CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding the use of influenza vaccine for the prevention and control of influenza.
Thu, 29 July 2010 19:00:00 EDTFor many years, researchers have been working to find a way to deliver flu vaccine - whose components are much larger than those of nicotine and hormones - using a transdermal (across the skin) patch.
Thu, 15 July 2010 15:00:00 EDTA universal influenza vaccine - so-called because it could potentially provide protection from all flu strains for decades - may become a reality because of research led by scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.
Thu, 24 June 2010 13:00:00 EDTH1N1 Influenza Public Health Emergency Determination to Expire on June 23
Wed, 23 June 2010 09:00:00 EDTPer the FDA-issued advance notice letters listed below, the declaration of Public Health Emergency determination for 2009 H1N1 Influenza expires on June 23, 2010.
Wed, 23 June 2010 09:00:00 EDTA test developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to diagnose human infections with the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus (formerly known as swine flu or pandemic H1N1 flu) was authorized for use today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Fri, 18 June 2010 13:30:00 EDTAs of 13 June, worldwide more than 214 countries and overseas territories or communities have reported laboratory confirmed cases of pandemic influenza H1N1 2009, including over 18172 deaths.
Thu, 17 June 2010 18:30:00 EDTThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration today warned consumers about a potentially harmful product represented as Generic Tamiflu sold over the Internet. FDA tests revealed that the fraudulent product does not contain Tamiflu's active ingredient, oseltamivir, but cloxacillin, an ingredient in the same class of antibiotics as penicillin.
Wed, 16 June 2010 20:30:00 EDTCenters for Disease Control and Prevention document that summarizes key events of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic and CDC's response activities.
Tue, 15 June 2010 17:40:00 EDTMice injected with a 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza vaccine and then exposed to high levels of the virus responsible for the 1918 influenza pandemic do not get sick or die, report scientists funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.
Thu, 03 June 2010 17:00:00 EDTA global update was provided to the Committee on the pandemic situation, including a particular focus on developments in Africa and the Southern Hemisphere.
Tue, 01 June 2010 16:30:00 EDTGuillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is an uncommon peripheral neuropathy causing paralysis and in severe cases respiratory failure and death.