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What Do Stakeholders Think About the GAP for Influenza Vaccines' First 10 Years?
Ten years ago in Geneva, the World Health Organization (WHO) unveiled what is now called the Global Action Plan for Influenza Vaccines (GAP), a comprehensive approach to meeting the demand for vaccines should there be a pandemic anywhere in the world. How is it doing?
Pandemic Influenza Top of Mind for CDC Director
Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH, director of the CDC, and Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, chief executive of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation discuss how governments and business organizations should prepare for pandemics, especially a potential influenza pandemic.
H5N8 Avian Influenza Hits Northern Europe
Recent outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza in Northern Europe, Russia, and the Middle East are worrying neighboring countries and have led to the culling of tens of thousands of chicken, turkeys, and ducks.
Poultry Culled and Quarantines Up as Bird Flu Outbreak Hits South Korea
A recent outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in commercial chickens and ducks in South Korea has health officials in the country on high alert and some poultry farmers taking quarantine measures.
How Your Birth Year Could Affect Your Ability to Survive a Flu Epidemic
A recent study shows that a person’s birth year may predict his/her chances of surviving an influenza A virus pandemic.
Researchers Release New Findings on How Climate Drives Flu Outbreaks
University of California and Stanford University researchers have identified how temperature and humidity work together to affect flu season.
Cases of New Swine Flu Virus Found in Ohio and Michigan
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified 18 cases of new swine flu viruses in Ohio and Michigan state fair attendees, highlighting the need for precaution when handling pigs.
Researchers Test Novel Nanoparticle Flu Treatment
Researchers in the United States and South Korea recently studied the use of an experimental nanoparticle treatment that acts as a decoy to stop and kill the influenza virus.
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