Department of Health and Human Services' Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) with the private sector has led to development of improved influenza
vaccines in the U.S.
Among 38,564 (91.2%) patients whose test results were positive for seasonal influenza
virus by public health laboratories and for whom age data were available, 4,844 (12.6%) were aged 0-4 years; 12,508 (32.4%) were aged 5-24 years; 13,382 (34.7%) were aged 25-64 years; and 7,830 (20.3%) were aged [greater than or equal to] 65 years.
is an infection caused by any one of several types of swine influenza
Solante said two years ago, the "quadrivalent vaccine" became available, containing "antigens of both A and B strains of the influenza
virus." Prior to this, the "trivalent vaccine" was the one available and this addresses only two strains of influenza
A and one strain of influenza
Children aged 16 years or younger hospitalized from laboratory-confirmed influenza
A or B from September 2004 to June 2013 (excluding the pandemic year 2009-2010) were identified through active surveillance of admissions at the 12 pediatric referral centers of the Canadian Immunization Monitoring Program Active (IMPACT), a national surveillance initiative.
She told that till February 3, NIH has received more than 1056 samples out of which 241 cases of influenza
A/N1 pdm09 have been confirmed and a large number of these were from Punjab.
activity was reported by Mississippi, Nevada, South Carolina and Texas.
The Fluarix Quadrivalent vaccine will be available in time for the 20132014 influenza
season, manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline said in a statement.
In the southern cone of South America, overall respiratory disease activity is decreasing, with a mixed picture of influenza
Global strategy for the progressive control of highly pathogenic avian influenza
(HPAI), November 2005.
"As our recommendations highlight, there are many people who can benefit from the protection an influenza
vaccine can provide, especially health care providers, children between 6 months and up to 5 years of age, people with chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, and heart disease, and people 50 years old and older," said Gerberding.
virus causes an acute viral disease of the respiratory tract.