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"Seqirus Media Monitoring" 25th Jul 2017

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Swine flu: Tamil Nadu records 3,000 cases of H1N1 virus, the highest in country; know who all are at risk In India, Union Health Minister JP Nadda said in a written reply that the central government has been closely monitoring the seasonal flu outbreak, as 632 people have died of swine flu so far in 2017
How worried should you be about Hong Kong’s unusual flu outbreak? In Hong Kong, more than 300 severe flu cases have been reported since May when the Centre for Health Protection announced the start of the influenza season, and workload at public hospitals has ballooned with occupancy rates at medical wards consistently above 100 per cent
New marker can identify those most at risk of flu A mutated gene that more than doubles the risk of dying from flu has been discovered in a breakthrough that could save thousands of lives
UC research examines lung cell turnover as risk factor & target for treatment of influenza pneumonia A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) shows how stimuli that induce cell division in the lung promote spread of influenza from the airway to the gas exchanging units of the lung, known as the alveoli
H1N1 Flu Outbreak in Myanmar Linked to One Death In Myanmar, thirteen people have contracted A (H1N1) influenza in Yangon and Chin State’s Matupi Township, with one thought to have succumbed to the virus, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports
With 3,000 cases, Tamil Nadu records 32-fold jump in H1N1 in 6 months In India, since January, Tamil Nadu state has recorded close to 3,000 cases of H1N1 infections - the highest in the country. This is a 32-fold jump from last year, when 122 people reported with the infection
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Pandemic Influenza News
Swine flu: Tamil Nadu records 3,000 cases of H1N1 virus, the highest in country; know who all are at risk
In India, Union Health Minister JP Nadda said in a written reply that the central government has been closely monitoring the seasonal flu outbreak, as 632 people have died of swine flu so far in 2017
Swine flu threat grows; 600 deaths, 12,500 cases this year
In India, clinicians suspect the H1N1 virus, which causes swine flu, may have mutated. The disease initially spread through pigs but now transmits from human to human
Dreaded H1N1 virus strikes Delhi-NCR early this year
Delhi is facing an H1N1 infection crisis, made worse by the cyclical nature of the disease and the fact the city has already been hit by dengue and malaria
How worried should you be about Hong Kong’s unusual flu outbreak?
In Hong Kong, more than 300 severe flu cases have been reported since May when the Centre for Health Protection announced the start of the influenza season, and workload at public hospitals has ballooned with occupancy rates at medical wards consistently above 100 per cent
Industry News
Tamiflu is not very effective – says expert
Tamiflu is not as effective as the preliminary studies claimed, but WHO’s decision doesn’t change anything in Sweden
Academic studies
A few vaccine refusers can endanger larger groups, researchers say
With a small percentage of U.S. parents not vaccinating their children for "non-medical" reasons, a new study warns that even a few such families can trigger a big jump in local measles cases
New marker can identify those most at risk of flu
A mutated gene that more than doubles the risk of dying from flu has been discovered in a breakthrough that could save thousands of lives
High-Dose Flu Vaccine Cuts Admissions From Nursing Homes
High-dose flu vaccine can reduce the risk of respiratory-related hospitalization among nursing home residents aged 65 years and older, according to a study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine
UC research examines lung cell turnover as risk factor & target for treatment of influenza pneumonia
A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) shows how stimuli that induce cell division in the lung promote spread of influenza from the airway to the gas exchanging units of the lung, known as the alveoli
Pediatric influenza news
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Over 65’s influenza news
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General Influenza News
Medical practitioners affected by halal debate over vaccination
Doubts over whether vaccines are halal or not have led to resistance within Malaysia’s circle of medical practitioners, with some doctors and nurses objecting to the practice of vaccination
Vaccination of children in Saudi Arabia now available daily
In Saudi Arabia, the Health Ministry has made arrangements for daily vaccination of children at primary health care centers, instead of the current two-day system
Vaccines – 3,000 letters sent in supporting the need for compulsory vaccinations
In Piedmont, Italy, 3,000 letters are going out to families whose children are not compliant with the new vaccine rules
Vaccination and health – politics and protest
A look at the political and social process of making vaccinations compulsory in Italy
Health highlights the importance of vaccination for schoolchildren
In Argentina, the Health Ministry details why childhood vaccinations are vital and why all the recommended doses at the correct times are important
The vaccination campaign to fight influenza continues
In Colombia, the vaccination against the flu campaign was extended one more day in order to reach another 250,000 people
The influenza vaccination campaign has already managed to reached 85% coverage
In Costa Rica, the seasonal flu vaccination campaign has already managed to reach 85% of its target, leaving another 10% still to immunise
H1N1 Flu Outbreak in Myanmar Linked to One Death
In Myanmar, thirteen people have contracted A (H1N1) influenza in Yangon and Chin State’s Matupi Township, with one thought to have succumbed to the virus, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports
Increase in reported influenza cases within Hunter New England Health
The flu season has arrived in the Hunter New England Health region with an increase in the reported cases of laboratory confirmed influenza, but people are advised that it is not too late to get vaccinated
Immunizations, vaccines key to health for kids and adults
Local Wisconsin Doctor advises readers on who should get immunised against the flu and other diseases according to CDC guidance
Flu shots still important
Australians are being advised to get vaccinated against the flu by Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin
NSW hospitals welcome rapid flu testing
In Australia, public hospitals across New South Wales have welcomed a new “rapid flu test.” Patients no longer need to wait for days, as test results can now be obtained within an hour
Ohio State Fair on the lookout for swine flu
Ohio State Fair officials are warning those who plan to show their animals in the livestock exhibits to check for illnesses before they are brought to the fairgrounds
One dies in Imphal East, swine flu suspected
In India, Manipur State, a patient who suffered from symptoms similar to that of pandemic swine flu, has died in hospital
Burden of disease
Alarmed after swine flu death, Chandigarh health dept begins door-to-door survey
In Chandigarh, India, to keep a check on the increasing number of swine flu cases in the city, the health department has decided to start house-to-house surveillance
With 3,000 cases, Tamil Nadu records 32-fold jump in H1N1 in 6 months
In India, since January, Tamil Nadu state has recorded close to 3,000 cases of H1N1 infections - the highest in the country. This is a 32-fold jump from last year, when 122 people reported with the infection
Swine Flu On The Rise In The Country: Stay Safe With These Home Remedies
In India, Tamil Nadu might lead the table for the highest detections of the H1N1 virus, but Maharashtra has the highest mortality rate, around 300 deaths and 2,738 infections