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"Seqirus Media Monitoring " 3rd Aug 2017

News Highlights
Flu vaccines: Seqirus and Mylan will be guaranteeing the supply in Spain Seqirus and Mylan will both be providing Spain with flu vaccines for the coming season, but the challenge for Seqirus will be to ensure it has enough stock available, as well as the fact the process through the Spanish administration is lengthy
CSL Completes Transaction to Acquire a Majority Stake in Chinese Plasma Fractionator CSL Limited announced that it has closed a joint venture transaction with Humanwell Healthcare Group Co. Ltd. to acquire a majority stake in plasma-derived therapies manufacturer Wuhan Zhong Yuan Rui De Biological Products Co. Ltd. CSL has now taken operational responsibility for the Ruide business.
H3N2 flu strain in Hong Kong—a cause for concern, say Singapore health experts General practitioners in Singapore have reported that they have been treating more flu patients with some more serious cases of flu over the past week
Winter flu warning with higher number of confirmed influenza cases reported every month this year In Australia, New South Wales has had the worst seven months on record for flu and authorities say it will get worse
Mothers' Flu Vaccination In Pregnancy Protects Newborns, Even The Second Time Around Infants of mothers who received the flu vaccine during pregnancy have similarly strong levels of antibodies against the flu, regardless of whether their mothers had been vaccinated in the previous year, before their pregnancy, or not, found new research
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Three companies sharing the national flu vaccine supplying
Seqirus, Mylan and Sanofi Pasteur will be sharing the supply of flu vaccines for the Spanish health ministry for the coming season, with the possibility of the contract being extended further
Flu vaccines: Seqirus and Mylan will be guaranteeing the supply in Spain
Seqirus and Mylan will both be providing Spain with flu vaccines for the coming season, but the challenge for Seqirus will be to ensure it has enough stock available, as well as the fact the process through the Spanish administration is lengthy
CSL Completes Transaction to Acquire a Majority Stake in Chinese Plasma Fractionator
CSL Limited announced that it has closed a joint venture transaction with Humanwell Healthcare Group Co. Ltd. to acquire a majority stake in plasma-derived therapies manufacturer Wuhan Zhong Yuan Rui De Biological Products Co. Ltd. CSL has now taken operational responsibility for the Ruide business.
Pandemic Influenza News
Swine flu in monsoon alarms city doctors
The first pandemic of H1N1 appeared in 2009 in India; but what has alarmed doctors is that the virus that used to spread in winter has started infecting people during monsoon this year
H3N2 flu strain in Hong Kong—a cause for concern, say Singapore health experts
General practitioners in Singapore have reported that they have been treating more flu patients with some more serious cases of flu over the past week
Industry News
InDevR gets NIAID support for verification, validation studies on new potency test for influenza viruses
InDevR announced support from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for verification and validation studies on a new potency test for influenza viruses with pandemic potential
Flu fluids in the Elbe
In Dresden, influenza viruses from GlaxoSmithKline’s vaccine production plant have entered the public sewage system for several years as revealed by the Ministry of the Environment and the City of Dresden on Wednesday
Novartis faces vexing decisions over asset sales
CEO Joseph Jimenez is faced with critical choices about asset disposals and investments. The FT poses the thought that Novartis should sell its 36.5% share in Glaxo or perhaps its share in Roche as options, but concludes it should sell-off Alcon its eye care division
Lupin Q1 net down 59%; but the worst is over, says management
Even as drug maker Lupin posted a 59 per cent loss in its consolidated net profit for the three months ended June 30, its management is optimistic that the worst is over. The company’s plans to file about 35 products in the US annually include Oseltamivir or Tamiflu
Academic studies
Mothers' Flu Vaccination In Pregnancy Protects Newborns, Even The Second Time Around
Infants of mothers who received the flu vaccine during pregnancy have similarly strong levels of antibodies against the flu, regardless of whether their mothers had been vaccinated in the previous year, before their pregnancy, or not, found new research
Flu vaccines could show up in your mailbox in the next 5 years
The new flu patch is a dream come true for individuals who shy away from needles; however, these little patches can wreak environmental damage once they leave your home
Biological Teleporter Could Seed Life Through Galaxy
In a series of experiments culminating last year, SGI scientists used genetic instructions sent to their biological teleporter from elsewhere in the building to automatically manufacture the DNA of the common flu virus
Getting flu during pregnancy doubles risk of the child developing autism
A Columbia University study analysed questionnaires and blood samples from 338 mothers of children with autism and 348 matched controls, and found that the more fevers a woman suffered from during pregnancy, the higher the risk
Pediatric influenza news
State epidemiologist: Vaccinations are 'best way' to protect children against infection
Some parents may worry about vaccine safety, but according to the CDC, the U.S. has the safest vaccine supply in history. Millions of children are safely vaccinated each year, with the most common side effects being pain or swelling at the injection site
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General Influenza News
Controversial anti-vaccination documentary screens at Crown casino
A leading Australian immunisation expert has slammed a decision to screen an American anti-vaccination film at Village's Crown casino cinemas, arguing it endangered public health
Suspected cases of swine flu on rise in Gurgaon, health experts on alert
In Gurgaon, India, the health department has been put on alert after an increase in the number of suspected swine flu cases being reported: a total of 32 patients are under observation
Swine flu kills one, 10 test positive
A 33-year-old resident of Khanpur village in India died of swine flu on Tuesday taking the total death toll in Vadodara zone to eight
Seasonal influenza vaccines now available at Rite Aid
Rite Aid announced August 1 the availability of seasonal influenza vaccines at its pharmacies nationwide
State geared up to take on swine-flu
In Bhubaneswar, India, the state government expressed its preparedness to tackle the swine-flu situation even as one more person tested positive for seasonal influenza H1N1
Odisha government issues guidelines to tackle swine flu
The health department in Bhubaneswar, India, issued dos and don'ts for the general public and increased awareness drive on the spread of swine flu
12 new patients of swine flu in the city
In Lucknow, India, 12 more patients tested positive for swine flu on Wednesday, including a resident from the campus of Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and three doctors at King George's Medical University
Toddler among 5 new swine flu cases in city
A two-and-half-year-old girl living on the campus of Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences was among five people to test positive for swine flu, taking the number of cases in Lucknow, India, this year to 65
Delta Township Reports Third H1N1 Case
In Myanmar, a three-year-old boy has become the third person in Nyaungdon Township, Irrawaddy Region, to contract H1N1 influenza
Swine flu alert
Two confirmed deaths of patients from Waling, Syangja because of swine flu have been reported in Kathmandu this past week
Arm yourselves with tissues, the flu is coming
An increase in influenza around Australia has made its way to the NT, and Centre for Disease Control director Vicki Krause said now is the time to get vaccinated
Winter flu warning with higher number of confirmed influenza cases reported every month this year
In Australia, New South Wales has had the worst seven months on record for flu and authorities say it will get worse
Outbreak: Hospital run off feet with spike in flu cases
Queensland is facing a flu outbreak and in Ipswich, the spike in sick people has put pressure on the Ipswich Hospital Emergency Department
Burden of disease
21 swine flu deaths in Pune this July
Dr Anjali Sabne, assistant health officer of the health department of the Pune Municipal Corporation said that delay in treatment and exposure of high-risk patients are the two major reasons for H1N1 deaths