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"Seqirus Media Monitoring" 1st Aug 2017

News Highlights
Vaccines provide a boost for GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi and Merck in second-quarter financials Vaccines outperformed other units at GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi, while Merck’s immunizations posted double-digit growth
Long-delayed flu vaccine factory nears production The first manufacturing centre producing flu vaccines in Thailand will be opened within the next three years in line with the national strategy to tackle flu outbreaks
Resurgence of swine flu in India At least 600 people have died and over 12,500 people have been affected by swine flu in India as of 28th July, 2017. The rising cases have put the nation on red alert, with health officials struggling to contain the virus
Antibodies may reveal timing of previous influenza infection The amount of influenza-specific antibodies present in an individual’s blood can indicate not only if they experienced the flu, but potentially when — a finding that could improve disease monitoring in the tropics, where flu season is unending
H1N1 cases on the rise in Nepal, doctors advise medical treatment The number of Influenza virus type ‘A’ (H1N1) patients in Kathmandu and other parts of Nepal is on the rise. Two patients succumbed to the disease over two months
Flu Type B outbreak: Jacques Reynal reassures In Tahiti, influenza B and A have both struck, and people are being reassured by the Health Minister that the B virus is less deadly despite often making people ill for longer
Sanofi Is Selling a Ton of Vaccines So It Decided to Hike Its Profit Outlook Sanofi lifted its full-year earnings guidance after solid second quarter earnings thanks in part to its growing consumer healthcare division; vaccine sales grew 26.2% to just over €1 billion
Taungbyone Nat Festival deferred In Myanmar, the Mandalay Region government decided to postpone the Taungbyone Nat festival until the spread of H1N1 seasonal influenza is under control
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Pandemic Influenza News
Resurgence of swine flu in India
At least 600 people have died and over 12,500 people have been affected by swine flu in India as of 28th July, 2017. The rising cases have put the nation on red alert, with health officials struggling to contain the virus
WHO: H1N1 outbreak not alarming
The World Health Organization said the H1N1 outbreak in Myanmar has not reached an alarming state as the government has taken proactive steps to contain the spread of the disease
Industry News
Sanofi Is Selling a Ton of Vaccines So It Decided to Hike Its Profit Outlook
Sanofi lifted its full-year earnings guidance after solid second quarter earnings thanks in part to its growing consumer healthcare division; vaccine sales grew 26.2% to just over €1 billion
Long-delayed flu vaccine factory nears production
The first manufacturing centre producing flu vaccines in Thailand will be opened within the next three years in line with the national strategy to tackle flu outbreaks
Vaccines provide a boost for GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi and Merck in second-quarter financials
Vaccines outperformed other units at GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi, while Merck’s immunizations posted double-digit growth
Academic studies
Biomedical Researcher Gets $1.9 Million to Study Influenza Vaccines and Cross-Protective Immunity
Dr. Sang-Moo Kang, professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has renewed a four-year, $1.9 million federal grant to develop influenza vaccines that offer enhanced protection against a broad range of influenza virus strains
Antibodies may reveal timing of previous influenza infection
The amount of influenza-specific antibodies present in an individual’s blood can indicate not only if they experienced the flu, but potentially when — a finding that could improve disease monitoring in the tropics, where flu season is unending
Pediatric influenza news
To your health: Vaccinations for children less than two years old
Hanoi paediatrician Dr Cynthia Dacanay gives advice on immunising young children against various diseases including the flu
Vaccines: Lifesavers With A PR Problem
While most parents are happy to immunize their children against life threatening diseases, there are still some loud voices in the media spreading doubt about vaccines
Italy approves controversial child vaccine law
Italy’s parliament gave final approval to a decree making a number of childhood vaccinations mandatory for school children up to age 16
Hospital Authority to participate in Government's PCV13 vaccination programme
In Hong Kong, a Hospital Authority spokesperson said that the HA will continue to provide seasonal influenza and pneumococcal vaccination to eligible persons in public hospitals and outpatient clinics
Warning for elderly as flu takes hold
In Australia, the Southern NSW Local Health District’s public health director Tony Burns said the risks linked to the flu must be taken seriously, particularly for older people
General Influenza News
Confirmed swine flu cases in Gautam Budh Nagar reaches 18
With the confirmation of eight more cases of H1N1 by the National Centre for Disease Control in Delhi, the total number of patients suffering from swine flu this season has reached 18 in Gautam Budh Nagar
Saudi launches awareness campaign for this year’s Hajj
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has launched an awareness health campaign for this year’s Hajj providing medical counselling and offering optional seasonal flu and pneumococcal vaccines
Myanmar H1N1 swine flu death toll rises to 10
Ten people have died in an outbreak of H1N1 influenza in Myanmar, a health official has said, as the Government stepped up public awareness campaigns about the swine flu virus
Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinic Planned For Annapolis
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health will hold a drive-through flu vaccine clinic on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, 550 Taylor Ave. in Annapolis
H1N1 cases on the rise in Nepal, doctors advise medical treatment
The number of Influenza virus type ‘A’ (H1N1) patients in Kathmandu and other parts of Nepal is on the rise. Two patients succumbed to the disease over two months
4 Vaccines You Need for College
College students should ensure they are fully vaccinated, especially if living in a dorm or other shared space, against 4 main diseases including the flu
Zimbabwe: Avian Flu Hits Again
Lanark Farm in Beatrice, Zimbabwe, has been hit again by a highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, the second time that the farm has had such an attack
Flu Type B outbreak: Jacques Reynal reassures
In Tahiti, influenza B and A have both struck, and people are being reassured by the Health Minister that the B virus is less deadly despite often making people ill for longer
There are 41 confirmed cases of influenza Type A in San Juan
In the province of San Juan in Argentina, 41 cases of Influenza A have been recorded, which is within the normal range according to the health authorities
29 deaths from influenza have been registered in the state (Santa Catarina)
In the state of Santa Catarina in Brazil 29 deaths from influenza have been recorded
‘Thirteen cases of swine flu reported in last 3 days’
Thirteen new cases of swine flu have been reported in Lucknow, India, since Friday, taking the total number of cases since January to 44
Mizoram keeping close watch on swine flu & JE in Manipur
In India, Mizoram government is keeping a close watch on the prevalence of swine flu and Japanese encephalitis in neighbouring Manipur, a senior state Health department official said
CMO Asks PGI To Ensure Vaccination For Its Staff
The chief medical officer has told the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences to ensure that all of its staff, medical or paramedical, must get the appropriate vaccinations against Swine Flu
Go for annual flu vaccination
A Senior Consultant at a New Delhi hospital advises on how to avoid catching swine flu, including getting immunised against the common flu virus
Airborne and deadly
An explanation of why swine flu is so dangerous as it spreads through India
Burden of disease
Taungbyone Nat Festival deferred
In Myanmar, the Mandalay Region government decided to postpone the Taungbyone Nat festival until the spread of H1N1 seasonal influenza is under control